Martinair Holland NV Flight 138

Martinair Holland NV Flight 138Wednesday December 4, 1974
The aircraft impacted Mount Anjimalai at 4,355 ft. the during approach. The crew descended below a safe altitude due to a position error resulting from misinterpretation of Doppler and weather radar.

Crash Details

DateWednesday December 4, 1974
LocationNear Maskeliya, Sri Lanka
Passengers182
Crew9
Fatalities191
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeMcDonnell Douglas DC-8-55F
OperatorMartinair Holland NV
RegistrationPH-MBH
Flight OriginSurabaya
Flight Destination Jeddah
Near Maskeliya, Sri Lanka
Martinair Holland NV
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-55F
1974