Accident description
Last updated: 23 December 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 28 July 1999
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III
Operator:Kal Aviation
Registration: SX-BGG
C/n / msn: AC-656
First flight: 1986
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1 km (0.6 mls) off Rhodes/Paradisi-Diagoras Airport (RHO) (   Greece)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Greece
Destination airport:Rhodes/Paradisi-Diagoras Airport (RHO/LGRP), Greece
Narrative:
Both engines failed, causing the crew to carry out a forced landing short of the runway by the seashore.

Sources:
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Distance from Athens-Ellinikon International Airport to Rhodes/Paradisi-Diagoras Airport as the crow flies is 417 km (261 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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