- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: May 23, 1971
Time: c 20:00
Location: Near Rijeka, Yugoslavia
Operator: Aviogenex (Yugoslavia)
Flight #: 130
Route: London - Rijeka
AC Type: Tupolev TU-134A
Registration: YU-AHZ
cn / ln: 1351205
Aboard: 83   (passengers:76  crew:7)
Fatalities: 78   (passengers:75  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft crashed on landing at Rijeka Airport during a heavy rain storm. After a too rapid descent, the aircraft landed extremely hard on the runway causing the left wing to separate. The aircraft turned over and slid 2,300 ft. and burst into flames. Improper handling of the flight and engine controls. Optical illusion due to the intense rain which caused a refraction of light.
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