Date & Time: Jan 26, 1972 at 1701 LT
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Stockholm – Copenhagen – Zagreb – Belgrade
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The airplane was completing a scheduled flight from Stockholm to Belgrade with intermediate stops in Copenhagen and Zagreb. After it passed the Czech border, while cruising at an altitude of 33,000 feet, the airplane disappeared from radar screens without the pilots having been able to transmit all or part of an emergency message. Debris were found near the city of Česká Kamenice, in the north of Czechoslovakia, near the East German border. 27 occupants were killed and a flight attendant, Mrs. Vesna Vujovic, was found alive on her seat located by the tail. Seriously wounded, she passed 18 months in a hospital.
It was confirmed that the accident was the consequence of a terrorist act. Members of the Croatian Group called 'Ustasji' was able to place a homemade bomb in the forward cargo hold.