38th year  -  N° 266                 Saturday, 23 September 2023         Antwerpen		
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Wednesday 15th of November 1978

45 Years Ago

183 Die in Loftleiðir HF LL 001 Douglas DC-8-63CF crash on landing in Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo, Basnahira Palata, Sri Lanka.

The crash killed 8 of the 13 Icelandic crew members, 5 reserve crew members and 170 mostly Indonesian Muslim pilgrims from South Borneo. There were 79 survivors, 47 without injuries.