Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 30 August 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 9 August 1974
Type:de Havilland Canada CC-115 Buffalo
Operating for:United Nations - UN
Leased from:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: 115461
C/n / msn: 16
First flight: 1968
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Dimas (   Syria) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Lebanon
Destination airport:Damascus International Airport (DAM/OSDI), Syria
Narrative:
Shot down by Syrian surface-to-air missiles. The Buffalo transport plane was providing logistical support to UN peacekeeping forces in the Middle East.
Syrian authorities claimed that the aircraft was passing at a time when Israeli aircraft were attacking targets in Lebanon close to the border with Syria. Syrian air defences engaged the Israeli aircraft after they reportedly violated Syrian airspace.


Sources:
» The Vancouver Sun - Aug 9, 1974


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Distance from Beirut International Airport to Damascus International Airport as the crow flies is 105 km (65 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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