Accident description
Last updated: 25 October 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 30 October 1975
Time:09:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Operator:Inex Adria Aviopromet
Registration: YU-AJO
C/n / msn: 47457/620
First flight: 1971
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 71 / Occupants: 115
Total:Fatalities: 75 / Occupants: 120
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:8 km (5 mls) NE of Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG) (   Czech Republic) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tivat Airport (TIV/LYTV), Montenegro
Destination airport:Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG/LKPR), Czech Republic
Flightnumber: 450
Narrative:
Weather at Prague was poor. Fog at Ruzyne Airport reduced the visibility to 1500m. The Inex Adria charter flight from Tivat (TIV) had been cleared for a runway 24 approach. After completing a right inbound turn, the crew descended below MDA and below airport level. The DC-9 entered a gorge over the River Vltava with high ground ahead and on the sides. The pilot selected full power to climb over the high ground. The airplane struck trees and a building and crashed at an elevation 300 ft below runway level.
Reportedly ILS and PAR approached were not available at the time of the accident.


Classification:
Low visibility
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Aviation Disasters / D. Gero


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Distance from Tivat Airport to Praha-Ruzyne International Airport as the crow flies is 915 km (572 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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