United States Air Force (USAF) CT-43 - Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT)


On 3 April 1996, a USAF CT-43A, callsign IFO-21, was en-route to Dubrovnik Airport carrying government officials and influential businessmen. The aircraft crashed into a mountain near the airport while flying in IMC. The controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) accident left no survivors.

There were several issues that lead to the crash of IFO-21, click here for a detailed analysis of the event. The video clips will further illustrate the cause of this tragic accident.

Air Crash Investigation Video

Video embedded from YouTube on 1 October 2011 (see Discovery Channel1)

1. Discovery Channel. Fog Of War. Air Crash Investigations - Mayday. Retrieved from Youtube on 1 October 2011.

Want to know more?

Wikipedia - United States Air Force (USAF) CT-43
This page in Wikipedia offers more detailed information about the occurrence.
Analysis of the crash of IFO-21 on Aviation Knowledge
This page provides an analysis of the causal factors in the crash of IFO-21.

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