Britannia Airways Flight 105

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Britannia Airways Flight 105
Bristol 175 Britannia 102 G-ANBO BY RWY 29.08.65 edited-3.jpg
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 Brnik Airport, Yugoslavia[1]
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 Brnik Airport, Yugoslavia[1]

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[2] in the woods between Lahovče[3] and Nasovče[4] under cloudy conditions.[5] Ninety-eight of the 117 passengers and crew died in the accident.[2] The reason cited for the accident was a wrong setting of the altimeter.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Slovenia since 1991.
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "Največja letalska nesreča pri nas." 1966. Kamniški občan 5(5): 15. (in Slovene)
  4. ^ "Letalske nesreče pod drobnogledom." (in Slovene)
  5. ^ "95 Persons Perish As British Airliner Crashes in Yugoslavia". Indiana Evening Gazette. 1 September 1966. p. 3. Retrieved 13 August 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ "Altimeter setting in doubt at Ljubljana". Flight International. Vol. 94 no. 3105. 12 September 1968. pp. 397–398. 

Coordinates: 46°12′29″N 14°30′10″E / 46.2080°N 14.5028°E / 46.2080; 14.5028