Date & Time: Jan 8, 1968 at 1700 LT
Type of aircraft:
Douglas C-47 Skytrain (DC-3)
Munich - Zagreb
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
While cruising between Munich and Zagreb on a cargo flight, the crew informed ATC about the failure of the left engine and was cleared to divert to Linz-Hörsching Airport for an emergency landing. The captain realized he could not make so he decided to attempt an emergency landing in a prairie. The airplane belly landed in a snow covered field and slid for several yards before coming to rest. All four crew members were uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Failure of the left engine in flight.