Accident NAMC YS-11A-500 SX-BBQ,
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Date:Saturday 21 October 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic YS11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
NAMC YS-11A-500
Owner/operator:Olympic Airways
Registration: SX-BBQ
MSN: 2155
Year of manufacture:1971
Fatalities:Fatalities: 37 / Occupants: 53
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:3 km off Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH) -   Greece
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Kerkyra-I. Kapodistrias Airport (CFU/LGKR)
Destination airport:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT)
A NAMC YS-11A-500 passenger plane, registered SX-BBQ, was damaged beyond repair in an accident at sea near Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH), Greece. Olympic flight 506 from Corfu carried 49 passengers and four crew members. Thirteen passengers and three crew members survived the accident.
Flight 509 took off from Kerkyra, Corfu at 19:55 for the over water flight to Athens. The airplane crashed in sea while approaching Athens in reduced visibility about 21:30.



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