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Fecha:viernes 2 diciembre 1977
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-154A
Operado por:Libyan Arab Airlines
Alquilado a :Balkan Bulgarian Airlines
Registración: LZ-BTN
Numéro de série: 74A054
Año de Construcción: 1974
Horas Totales de la Célula:3700
Motores: 3 Kuznetsov NK-8-2U
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 59 / Ocupantes: 159
Total:Fatalidades: 59 / Ocupantes: 165
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Benghazi (   Libia)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Jeddah International Airport (JED/OEJD), Arabia Saudita
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Benghazi-Benina International Airport (BEN/HLLB), Libia
Landing at Benghazi wasn't possible due to heavy fog. When the crew weren't able to locate the alternate airport, they ran out of fuel. A forced landing was carried out. LZ-BTN was one of 6 Tupolev 154s leased by Libyan Arab Airlines from Balkan Bulgarian Airlines for Hadj pilgrim flights to Mecca.

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photo of Tupolev-Tu-154A-LZ-BTN
accident date: 02-12-1977
type: Tupolev Tu-154A
registration: LZ-BTN

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Jeddah International Airport to Benghazi-Benina International Airport as the crow flies is 2200 km (1375 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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