Narrative:The aircraft lost height and struck Mount Pan near the Sounion NDB beacon.
|Date:||08 DEC 1969|
|C/n / msn:|| 45540/1016|
|First flight:|| 1958|
|Engines:|| 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 85 / Occupants: 85|
|Total:||Fatalities: 90 / Occupants: 90 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||39 km (24.4 mls) SE of Athens (Greece)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Chania-So˙da Airport (CHQ/LGSA), Greece|
|Destination airport:||Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Greece|
The crew attempted to avoid a wide thunderstorm area along the LGAT ILS approach path. The aircraft descended below the cloud base but experienced a CFIT.
» Flight International 18.12.1969 (941)Sample newspaper article from Newspaperarchive.com
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display the exact flight path.
Distance from Chania-So˙da Airport to Athens-Ellinikon International Airport as the crow flies is 264 km (165 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.