Balkan Bulgarian Airlines Flight LZ130

Balkan Bulgarian Airlines Flight LZ130Monday January 18, 1971
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.

Crash Details

DateMonday January 18, 1971
LocationZurich, Switzerland
Passengers39
Crew8
Fatalities45
Survivors2
Aircraft TypeIlyushin IL-18
OperatorBalkan Bulgarian Airlines
RegistrationLZ-BED
Flight OriginParis
Flight Destination Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
Balkan Bulgarian Airlines
Ilyushin IL-18
1971