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Date:mardi 21 décembre 1948
Heure:16:37
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Compagnie:CSA Ceskoslovenské Aerolinie
Immatriculation: OK-WDN
Numéro de série: 12894
Année de Fabrication: 1944
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Equipage:victimes: 5 / à bord: 5
Passagers:victimes: 19 / à bord: 19
Total:victimes: 24 / à bord: 24
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:près de Pilos (   Grèce)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA/LIRA), Italie
Aéroport de destination:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Grèce
Numéro de vol: 584
Détails:
The aircraft lost its orientation due to the cloudy weather and was circling over Kalamata city (South-West Peloponnesos, instead of Athens). In the time of the event, there were military operations in process in that area.
There are conflicting reports about the circumstances of the accident. It has been suggested that the aircraft suffered a controlled flight into terrain due to poor weather. Other accounts say that when the pilot transmitted a flare, this was treated as a threat and the airplane was fired upon from the ground.
A third account states that communist insurgents thought the aircraft was going to drop weapons, so they lit flares to signal a landing area for parachutes. The pilot thought the flares were outlining an emergency landing strip. As he descended, the aircraft impacted a hillside.
The airplane was operating on a flight from Prague, Czechoslovakia to Lydda, Israel, with en route stops at Rome and Athens.

Sources:
» Ronan Hubert
» Thomas Brügge
» Athenian Newspaper ????T???? (Eleftheria), 24-Dec-1948 pg 1


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Roma-Ciampino Airport et Athens-Ellinikon International Airport est de 1037 km (648 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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