Date & Time: Oct 30, 1975 at 0920 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Charter/Taxi (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Tivat - Prague
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
While descending to Prague-Ruzyne Airport, the crew encountered poor weather conditions with fog, rain and a visibility limited to 1,500 meters. The crew passed below the MDA and the aircraft entered the Vltava Valley when the captain decided to gain height and increased engine power. The airplane struck tree tops and crashed in a residential area (houses and gardens) located about 8 km short of runway. 45 people were injured, among them a crew member, while 75 other occupants were killed. At the time of the accident, the ILS system was inoperative.
The crew descended below the MDA in foggy conditions until the airplane struck obstacles and crashed.