ASN Aircraft accident McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32 YU-AJO Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG)
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Date:Thursday 30 October 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Operator:Inex-Adria Aviopromet
Registration: YU-AJO
MSN: 47457/620
First flight: 1971
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 71 / Occupants: 115
Total:Fatalities: 75 / Occupants: 120
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:8 km (5 mls) NE of Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG) (   Czech Republic)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tivat Airport (TIV/LYTV), Montenegro
Destination airport:Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG/LKPR), Czech Republic
Flightnumber: 450
Weather at Prague was poor. Fog at Ruzyne Airport reduced the visibility to 1500 m. The Inex Adria charter flight from Tivat (TIV) had been cleared for a runway 24 approach. After completing a right inbound turn, the crew descended below MDA and below airport level. The DC-9 entered a gorge over the River Vltava with high ground ahead and on the sides. The pilot selected full power to climb over the high ground. The airplane struck trees and a building and crashed at an elevation 300 ft below runway level.
Reportedly ILS and PAR approached were not available at the time of the accident.


Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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accident date: 30-10-1975
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
registration: YU-AJO

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 Tivat Airport to Praha-Ruzyne International Airport as the crow flies is 915 km (572 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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