Narrative:Flying VFR in IFR conditions, the aircraft approached Samos. Having deviated 4nm from the H-59 airway, the aircraft was manoeuvred on a collision course with some mountains while turning for a runway 09 approach. The plane, named "Isle of Minos", struck cloud-shrouded Mount Kerkis (1430m high).
|Date:||03 AUG 1989|
|C/n / msn:|| SH.3083|
|First flight:|| 1982|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-45R|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 31 / Occupants: 31|
|Total:||Fatalities: 34 / Occupants: 34 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||25 km (15.6 mls) WNW of Samos Airport (SMI) (Greece)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Thessaloniki International Airport (SKG/LGTS), Greece|
|Destination airport:||Samos Airport (SMI/LGSM), Greece|
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Distance from Thessaloniki International Airport to Samos Airport as the crow flies is 460 km (288 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.