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Last updated: 4 December 2020
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Date:Wednesday 3 September 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-65-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Hellenic Airlines
Registration: SX-BAB
C/n / msn: 18981
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 15
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Voula (   Greece)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Greece
Destination airport:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Greece
Narrative:
The aircraft experienced an abrupt wind change at very low altitude during approach to Hassani Airport. The aircraft fell in the sea and struck a rocky beach, destroying the cockpit. Three crew members in the cockpit were killed.



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