Accident description
Last updated: 1 August 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 23 November 1976
Time:ca 09:45
Type:NAMC YS-11A-500
Operator:Olympic Airways
Registration: SX-BBR
C/n / msn: 2156
First flight: 1971
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 46 / Occupants: 46
Total:Fatalities: 50 / Occupants: 50
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:19 km (11.9 mls) SE of Kozani-Philippos Airport (KZI) (   Greece) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Greece
Destination airport:Lárisa Airport (LRA/LGLR), Greece
Flightnumber: 830
Narrative:
The YS-11 operated on flight OA830 from Athens to Kozani via Larissa.
The flight proceeded directly to Kozani because of bad weather at Larissa. Last radio contact was at 09:45, 15nm S of Kozani. It appeared that the aircraft had struck a mountain at 4265 feet. The mountains in the area were covered by cloud and visibility was 15-20m.


Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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Distance from Athens-Ellinikon International Airport to Lárisa Airport as the crow flies is 222 km (139 miles).

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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