Narrative:Crashed into the western slope of Mount Hymettus while on approach to Hassani Airport. The aircraft was named "Sunnan".
|Date:||26 OCT 1947|
|Time:||ca 17:30 UTC|
|C/n / msn:|| 42930|
|First flight:|| 1946|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 36 / Occupants: 36|
|Total:||Fatalities: 44 / Occupants: 44 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Mount Hymettus (Greece)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport (IST/LTBA), Turkey|
|Destination airport:||Athens-Hassani Airport (ATH/LGAT), Greece|
The airplane operated on a flight from Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport (IST), Turkey, to Stockholm-Bromma (BMA), Sweden with en route stops at Athens-Hassani Airport (ATH), Greece; Rome-Ciampino (CIA), Italy; Geneva (GVA), Switzerland; and Copenhagen-Kastrup (CPH), Denmark.
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 46)
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport to Athens-Hassani Airport as the crow flies is 551 km (345 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networks opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.