Narrative:Flew into the side of a mountain in poor weather. The wreckage as found on February 8, 1991, some 24 km WSW of Néa Anchialos Airport.
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain
|Date:||Tuesday 5 February 1991|
|Type:||Lockheed C-130H Hercules|
|Operator:||Elleniki Polemikí Aeroporía|
|C/n / msn:|| 4724|
|First flight:|| 1977|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 58 / Occupants: 58|
|Total:||Fatalities: 63 / Occupants: 63 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Mount Othrys ( Greece)
|Crash site elevation:|| 1220 m (4003 feet) amsl |
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Elefsis AB (LGEL), Greece|
|Destination airport:||Volos-Néa Anchialos Airport (VOL/LGBL), Greece|
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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 Elefsis AB to Volos-Néa Anchialos Airport as the crow flies is 144 km (90 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.