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1984 Balkan Bulgarian Tupolev Tu 134 crash

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Site  Sofia, Bulgaria
Crew  5
Aircraft type  Tupolev Tu-134
Operator  Balkan Bulgarian Airlines
Survivor  0
Location  Sofia
Passengers  45
Survivors  0
Date  10 January 1984
Total fatalities  50 (all)
Passenger count  45
1984 Balkan Bulgarian Tupolev Tu-134 crash httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Summary  Crew error in bad weather
Similar  Aeroflot Flight 3519, Aeroservicios Ecuatorianos Flight 767, PBA Flight 1039, 1984 TAM – Transport, 1984 Biman Banglade

The 1984 Balkan Bulgarian Tupolev Tu-134 crash occurred on 10 January 1984 when a Balkan Bulgarian Airlines Tupolev Tu-134 airliner crashed on an international flight from Berlin Schönefeld Airport in Schönefeld, East Germany, to Sofia Airport in Sofia, Bulgaria.

While on approach to Sofia Airport in heavy snow, the crew failed to make visual contact with the ground as they descended below decision altitude. The crew attempted to overshoot for an altitude of 80 to 100 meters (260 to 330 ft), but the aircraft hit a power line and crashed 4 km (2.5 mi) from the runway into a forest. The aircraft was destroyed with no survivors.

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1984 Balkan Bulgarian Tupolev Tu-134 crash Wikipedia


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