Accident description
Last updated: 27 November 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 24 March 1992
Time:07:02
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-321C
Operator:Golden Star Air Cargo
Registration: ST-ALX
C/n / msn: 18715/364
First flight: 1964
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5,5 km (3.4 mls) SE of Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH) (   Greece) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM), Netherlands
Destination airport:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Greece
Narrative:
The aircraft deviated from the ILS localizer during a runway 33R approach and struck a 2000 feet hill (Mt. Hymettus). The pilot didn't comply with the procedures for an ILS approach and attempted a visual approach. Although the pilot confirmed established on the ILS localizer, but he was not on the localizer course. The crew decided too late to perform a missed approach.

Sources:
» Flight Safety Digest / Flight Safety Foundation, March 1995(21)
» ICAO Adrep Summary 6/93 (#4)
» Scramble 155


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photo of Boeing 707-321C TC-JCC
TC-JCC flew for THY until April 1991. It was then returned to International Air Leases, which leased the plane to Golden Star Air Cargo in January 1992.
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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 Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport to Athens-Ellinikon International Airport as the crow flies is 2158 km (1349 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.
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