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31 Years Ago - Mid-air Collision Over ZAG  
User currently offlineTripleDelta From Croatia, joined Jul 2004, 1158 posts, RR: 6
Posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3976 times:

31 years ago, on September 10th 1976, an Inex Adria DC-9 and a BA Trident 3B collided over ZAG VOR (Vrbovec, Croatia). All 176 people on board both aircraft lost their lives in the Europe's worst mid-air collision to date. The combination of non-standard ATC phraseology, controller work stress that contributed to a lack of coordination, and a lack of controllers themselves and modern equipment, are seen to have been the major contributing factors.


No plane, no gain.
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