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Last updated: 22 August 2019
Date:Wednesday 17 October 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3
Operator:Jugoslovenski Aerotransport - JAT
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 22
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 27
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH) (   Switzerland)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Ljubljana-Brnik Airport (LJU/LJLJ), Slovenia
Destination airport:Beograd-Dojno Polje Airport, Serbia
The two pilots of a JAT DC-3 flew their airplane to Switzerland to seek political asylum for them and their family members who were also on board the flight.



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Distance from Ljubljana-Brnik Airport to Beograd-Dojno Polje Airport as the crow flies is 485 km (303 miles).

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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