Britannia Airways Flight 105

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Britannia Airways Flight 105
A Britannia Airways Bristol 175 Britannia like the accident aircraft
Accident summary
Date 1 September 1966
Summary Controlled flight into terrain
Site 3 km (1.9 mls) SE of Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Slovenia
Passengers 110
Crew 7
Fatalities 98
Survivors 19
Aircraft type Bristol 175 Britannia 102
Operator Britannia Airways
Registration G-ANBB
Flight origin London Luton Airport, United Kingdom
Destination Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Slovenia

Britannia Airways Flight 105 was a scheduled passenger flight from London Luton Airport for a flight to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (known as Brnik Airport at that time). The flight was operated by Bristol Britannia G-ANBB with 110 passengers and seven crew on board. The aircraft crash occurred on 1 September 1966 at 00:47 during the approach, when the aircraft struck trees[1] in the woods between Lahovče[2] and Nasovče[3] under cloudy conditions.[4] Ninety-eight of the 117 passengers and crew died in the accident.[1] The reason cited for the accident was a wrong setting of the altimeter.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Britannia aircraft approached Ljubljana runway 31 at night when it crashed into trees". Aviation-safety.net. 22 April 1966. Retrieved 22 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Največja letalska nesreča pri nas." 1966. Kamniški občan 5(5): 15. (Slovene)
  3. ^ "Letalske nesreče pod drobnogledom." (Slovene)
  4. ^ "95 Persons Perish As British Airliner Crashes in Yugoslavia". Indiana Evening Gazette. September 1, 1966. p. 3. Retrieved August 13, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  5. ^ "Altimeter setting in doubt at Ljubljana". Flight International 94 (3105): pp. 397–398. 12 September 1968.