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Accident description
Last updated: 24 November 2017
Date:Sunday 21 June 1959
Type:Canadair C-54GM Argonaut
Operator:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: 17525
C/n / msn: 101
First flight: 1946-07-01 (13 years)
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin 622
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 19
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 26
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH) (   Greece)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Greece
The C-54 was returning to Canada after a transport flight to Egypt on behalf of the United Nations. A tire burst on landing. A fuel line ruptured and a fire erupted.


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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