Balkan Bulgarian Airlines Flight 307
An Ilyushin Il-18 of Balkan Bulgarian Airlines, sister to the accident aircraft
|Date||3 March 1973|
|Site||Moscow, Soviet Union|
|Aircraft type||Ilyushin Il-18|
|Operator||Balkan Bulgarian Airlines|
|Flight origin||Sofia Vrazhdebna Airport, Sofia, Bulgaria|
|Destination||Sheremetyevo International Airport, Moscow, Soviet Union|
Balkan Bulgarian Airlines Flight 307 was a scheduled international passenger flight from Sofia, Bulgaria, to Moscow in the Soviet Union, that crashed on its final approach to Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport on 3 March 1973, killing all 25 passengers and crew on board.
Description of the accident
The aircraft was completing an international Sofia–Moscow scheduled passenger service. It was on its second landing attempt after a missed approach when it started to lose height. A nose dive shortly followed. The aircraft crashed into the ground, disintegrating and catching fire. There were no survivors among the fourteen passengers and a crew of seven on board.:81 The accident marked the 60th loss of an Ilyushin Il-18. It was also the 24th worst accident involving the type at the time of the accident; as of July 2014[update], the event is the 35th deadliest one involving an Il-18.
- Accident description for LZ-BEM at the Aviation Safety Network
- "Air safety (page 80)". Flight International. 105 (3384). 17 January 1974. Archived from the original on 26 July 2014.
- "Air safety (page 81)". Flight International. Archived from the original on 26 July 2014.
- "Air safety (page 82)". Flight International. Archived from the original on 26 July 2014.
- "Air safety (page 83)". Flight International. Archived from the original on 26 July 2014.