UI de Havilland Canada CC-115 Buffalo (DHC-5) 115461,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 329850

Date:Friday 9 August 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC5 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland Canada CC-115 Buffalo (DHC-5)
Owner/operator:United Nations - UN
Registration: 115461
MSN: 16
Year of manufacture:1968
Fatalities:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Dimas -   Syria
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA)
Destination airport:Damascus International Airport (DAM/OSDI)
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.


The Vancouver Sun - Aug 9, 1974


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