31 Years ago today: On 27 July 1989 a Korean Air McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 crashed on approach to Tripoli; killing 75 out of 199 occupants.

Date:Thursday 27 July 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30
Operator:Korean Air
C/n / msn:47887/125
First flight:1973
Total airframe hrs:49025
Engines:General Electric CF6-50C2
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 18
Passengers:Fatalities: 72 / Occupants: 181
Total:Fatalities: 75 / Occupants: 199
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 4
Aircraft damage:Destroyed
Aircraft fate:Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2,4 km (1.5 mls) E of Tripoli International Airport (TIP) (   Libya)
Phase:Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED/OEJN), Saudi Arabia
Destination airport:Tripoli International Airport (TIP/HLLT), Libya

Korean Air Flight 803 departed Seoul, South Korea on a flight to Tripoli, Libya with intermediate stops at Bangkok, Thailand and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Weather was poor as the aircraft approached Tripoli. Visibility was varying between 100-800 feet and the runway 27 ILS had been reported unserviceable. On final approach to runway 27 the aircraft crashed short of the runway, striking 4 houses and a number of cars.