Accident description
Last updated: 20 December 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 11 September 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic S210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VIN
Operator:Jugoslovenski Aerotransport - JAT
Registration: YU-AHD
C/n / msn: 151
First flight: 1963
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 35 / Occupants: 35
Total:Fatalities: 41 / Occupants: 41
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 35 km N of Titograd (   Montenegro) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Skopje Airport (SKP/LWSK), Macedonia (FYROM)
Destination airport:Titograd Airport (TGD/LYPG), Montenegro
Flightnumber: 769
Narrative:
The Caravelle flew into the Babin Zub Peak in the Maganik Mountains at 6300 feet, while descending from FL90 to FL60 in IMC conditions.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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Distance from Skopje Airport to Titograd Airport as the crow flies is 199 km (124 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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