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Last updated: 24 October 2021
Datum:woensdag 26 januari 1972
Tijd:16:01 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Jugoslovenski Aerotransport - JAT
Registratie: YU-AHT
Constructienummer: 47482/592
Bouwjaar: 1971
Aantal vlieguren:2091
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 23 / inzittenden: 23
Totaal:slachtoffers: 27 / inzittenden: 28
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Ceské Kamenice (   Tsjechische Republiek)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:København-Kastrup Airport (CPH/EKCH), Denemarken
Vliegveld van aankomst:Zagreb-Pleso Airport (ZAG/LDZA), Kroatië
A McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32, operating Jugoslovenski Aerotransport flight JU367, crashed following an in-flight explosion and break-up. All 23 passengers and four of the five crew members were killed. One air hostess survived a 15,000 ft fall in the tail section.
The airplane departed Stockholm, Sweden on a flight to Belgrade, Yugoslavia (now Serbia) with en route stops at Copenhagen, Denmark and Zagreb, Yugoslavia (now Croatia). After an uneventful first leg, the flight took off from Copenhagen at 15:15 UTC with a planned arrival time at Zagreb of 17:00 UTC. En route altitude was 10.050 meters (FL330).
Shortly after entering Czech airspace, an in-flight explosion in the forward cargo hold of a homemade bomb caused the DC-9 to break up and crash.
The bomb had likely been placed on the aircraft by the Croatian extremists organization 'Ustashi'.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The results of the inquiry proved explicitly, that the cause of the accident was total destruction of the aircraft by explosion of the explosive placed in carried luggage."

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» Aircraft hijackings and other criminal acts against civil aviation : statistics and narrative reports / FAA
» Brabants Nieuwsblad 28-1-1972 (p.7)


photo of DC-9-32-YU-AHT
accident date: 26-01-1972
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
registration: YU-AHT

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen København-Kastrup Airport en Zagreb-Pleso Airport bedraagt 1115 km (697 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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