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Accident description
Last updated: 20 July 2018
Date:Wednesday 3 December 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic B741 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-123F (SCD)
Operator:Trans Mediterranean Airways - TMA
Registration: OD-AGC
C/n / msn: 20391/143 
First flight: 1971-06-11 (4 years 6 months)
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH) (   Greece)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Greece
Boeing 747 OD-AGC landed on runway 15, some 4800 feet past the displaced threshold with 5000 feet of runway remaining. Application of the thrust reversers was also done later than usual. The aircraft could not be brought to a halt before the end of the runway and aquaplaned off the runway, coming to rest across a public road.
The captain reported that there was heavy rain at the time of the accident and that he could see pools of water on the runway. The airplane aquaplaned, thus all braking methods did not function effectively.

Runway excursion

» Rawad Aboulhosn (E-mail, 4-7-2012)


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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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