Narrative:The YS-11 operated on flight OA830 from Athens to Kozani via Larissa.
|Date:||23 NOV 1976|
|C/n / msn:|| 2156|
|First flight:|| 1971|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 46 / Occupants: 46|
|Total:||Fatalities: 50 / Occupants: 50 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||19 km (11.9 mls) SE of Kozani-Philippos Airport (KZI) (Greece)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Greece|
|Destination airport:||Lárisa Airport (LRA/LGLR), Greece|
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.
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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 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.