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Last updated: 18 October 2017
Fecha:viernes 13 mayo 1977
Hora:ca 08:45
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 12BP
Operador:LOT Polskie Linie Lotnicze
Registración: SP-LZA
Numéro de série: 6344307
Año de Construcción: 1966
Motores: 4 Ivchenko AI-20M
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 9 / Ocupantes: 9
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 9 / Ocupantes: 9
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Aramoun (   Líbano)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Varna Airport (VAR/LBWN), Bulgaria
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Líbano
The Antonov departed from Varna at 05:30 for the last leg of the Warszawa-Varna-Beirut flight. The aircraft approached Beirut and was cleared for a runway 21 ADF approach and descent to 1500 feet. Language difficulties forced Beirut Area Control to repeat these instructions. Nothing more was heard from the flight. It appeared that the aircraft had crashed 8 km SE of Beirut at an elevation of 2100 feet, striking high tension wires, trees and stone terraces.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Varna Airport to Beirut International Airport as the crow flies is 1231 km (769 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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