Philosophy of Blame: The story of the 1976 Zagreb mid-air collision

An Inex-Adria Avioproment DC-9 similar to the one involved in the accident. Image source: Paul Furmanski
A map of the various airways passing through the Zagreb area, with the relevant ones highlighted. Image source: Jonathan McFly
A map of the middle and upper sectors in the Zagreb control area. Image source: The Yugoslav Federal Civil Aviation Administration Aircraft Accident Investigation Commission
The British Airways Hawker-Siddeley Trident 3 involved in the accident. Image source: Mike McBey
Progress of the two planes on the Zagreb control area map.
An example of a typical flight progress strip. Image source: Skybrary
The Trident involved in the accident, pictured in flight just days before the crash. Image source: Civilaviation.co.uk user “Uuoret”
Artist’s rendering of the moment of the collision. Image source: Wikimedia user Anynobody
My original drawing of the collision.
Footage taken at the Trident crash site after the accident. Video source: The Associated press
Footage taken at the DC-9 crash site after the accident. Video source: The Associated press
The remains of the Trident came to rest in a corn field. Image source: Jutarnji List
The front page of a local newspaper in Vrbovec after the crash. Image source: ZGPresten
The crash and the subsequent investigations and trials play out in a series of newspaper headlines. Image source: ZG-Magazin
Investigators work on the wreckage of the Trident. Image source: the Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives
A memorial commemorates several British victims on the crash. Image source: Wikimedia user SpeedyGonsales

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Analyzer of plane crashes and author of upcoming book (eventually™). Contact me via @Admiral_Cloudberg on Reddit or by email at kylanddempsey@gmail.com.

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