45 Years ago today: On 30 October 1975 an Inex Adria Douglas DC-9 struck a high ground during an ILS approach to Prague, killing 75 out of 120 occupants.

Date:Thursday 30 October 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Operator:Inex-Adria Aviopromet
C/n / msn:47457/620
First flight:1971
Engines:Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 71 / Occupants: 115
Total:Fatalities: 75 / Occupants: 120
Aircraft damage:Damaged beyond repair
Location:8 km (5 mls) NE of Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG) (   Czech Republic)
Phase:Approach (APR)
Nature:Int’l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tivat Airport (TIV/LYTV), Montenegro
Destination airport:Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG/LKPR), Czech Republic

Weather at Prague was poor. Fog at Ruzyne Airport reduced the visibility to 1500 m. The Inex Adria charter flight from Tivat (TIV) had been cleared for a runway 24 approach. After completing a right inbound turn, the crew descended below MDA and below airport level. The DC-9 entered a gorge over the River Vltava with high ground ahead and on the sides. The pilot selected full power to climb over the high ground. The airplane struck trees and a building and crashed at an elevation 300 ft below runway level.
Reportedly ILS and PAR approached were not available at the time of the accident.