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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Monday 23 July 2007
Time:15:46
Type:Silhouette image of generic CL2T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadair CL-215-6B11 (CL-415)
Operator:Elleniki Polemikí Aeroporía
Registration: 2055
C/n / msn: 2055
First flight: 2001
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123AF
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Dilesos (   Greece)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A wildfire broke out on July 23 on the Greek island of Eboia, at an area called Tsakeoi. An area of low shrubs and olive trees was on fire and threatened homes in the area. Five aircraft, aircraft, two helicopters and a large number of firemen were deployed to put out the blaze.
The airplane crashed and broke up on a hill.

Sources:
» Fire-fighting plane down on Evia, fears for crew (ANA 23-7-2007)
» Canadair went down in Steira (ERT 23-7-2007)
» Greek Air Force


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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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