16 March 1978
Balkan Bulgarian Airlines
| Gabare, Bulgaria|
Warsaw Chopin Airport
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The 1978 Balkan Bulgarian Tupolev Tu-134 crash occurred on 16 March 1978 when a Balkan Bulgarian Airlines Tupolev Tu-134 airliner on an international flight from Sofia, Bulgaria, to Warsaw Airport, Poland.
On departure from Sofia, the aircraft was climbing to 8,850 metres (29,040 ft), but at 4,900 m (16,100 ft) it turned on a heading of 050. It turned again to 270 then began an abnormal descent. The aircraft crashed near the village of Gabare, 130 km northeast of Sofia. All 73 on board died. It was never established what the nature of the emergency was or if the aircraft was under control at the moment of impact.