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Accident description
Last updated: 19 November 2017
Date:Tuesday 5 February 1991
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Lockheed C-130H Hercules
Operator:Elleniki Polemikí Aeroporía
Registration: 748
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
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

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Distance from Elefsis AB to Volos-Néa Anchialos Airport as the crow flies is 144 km (90 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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