- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: January 18, 1971
Time: 1549
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Operator: Balkan Bulgarian Airlines
Flight #: LZ130
Route: Paris - Zurich - Sofia
AC Type: Ilyushin IL-18
Registration: LZ-BED
cn / ln: 186009002
Aboard: 47   (passengers:39  crew:8)
Fatalities: 45   (passengers:38  crew:7)
Ground: 0
Summary: The crew decided while on the ground at Paris not to stop at Zurich but later, while in flight, changed their minds when they received reports of improving weather. The plane crashed during the approach to Zurich after drifting to the right and below the glide path. The left wing tip and landing gear struck the ground first.The crew neglected several published procedures which led the aircraft to pass below the minimum descent altitude and the approach path.
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