Military - Canadian Air Force

Military - Canadian Air Force Friday August 9, 1974
On a routine United Nations flight to Damascus, Syria, from Beirut, Lebanon, climbed eastward over the Lebanese highlands. Apparently painted by Syrian radar and subsequently as it neared the village of Diemas, the decision was made to launch several SAM missiles, one of which destroyed the aircraft.

Crash Details

DateFriday August 9, 1974
LocationDiemas, Syria
Passengers2
Crew7
Fatalities9
Survivors0
Aircraft Typede Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo
OperatorMilitary - Canadian Air Force
Registration115461
Flight OriginBeirut, Lebanon
Flight Destination Damascas, Syria
Diemas, Syria
Military - Canadian Air Force
de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo
1974