Britannia Airways Flight 105
A Britannia Airways Bristol 175 Britannia like the accident aircraft
|Date||1 September 1966|
|Summary||Controlled flight into terrain|
|Site||3 km (1.9 mls) SE of Brnik Airport, Yugoslavia|
|Aircraft type||Bristol 175 Britannia 102|
|Flight origin||London Luton Airport, United Kingdom|
|Destination||Brnik Airport, Yugoslavia|
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 in the woods between Lahovče and Nasovče under cloudy conditions. Ninety-eight of the 117 passengers and crew died in the accident. The reason cited for the accident was a wrong setting of the altimeter.
- Slovenia since 1991.
- "The Britannia aircraft approached Ljubljana runway 31 at night when it crashed into trees". Aviation-safety.net. 22 April 1966. Retrieved 22 December 2012.
- "Največja letalska nesreča pri nas." 1966. Kamniški občan 5(5): 15. (in Slovene)
- "Letalske nesreče pod drobnogledom." (in Slovene)
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- "Altimeter setting in doubt at Ljubljana". Flight International. Vol. 94 no. 3105. 12 September 1968. pp. 397–398.
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