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Last updated: 27 July 2021
Datum:donderdag 29 oktober 1959
Tijd:ca 15:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-30-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Olympic Airways
Registratie: SX-BAD
Constructienummer: 9491
Bouwjaar: 1943
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 16 / inzittenden: 16
Totaal:slachtoffers: 19 / inzittenden: 19
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Avlon Attiki (   Griekenland)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Griekenland
Vliegveld van aankomst:Thessaloniki International Airport (SKG/LGTS), Griekenland
Vluchtnummer: 214
Flight 214 departed Athens at 15:01 for a flight to Thessaloniki. Following takeoff the DC-3 climbed to 3000 feet on a 240deg heading and was then instructed to climb on course to 9000 feet. At 15:20 the crew contacted Tanagra Control, reporting at 9000 feet over Mount Parnis in VMC. This was the last radio contact with the flight; the aircraft crashed 5 minutes afterwards.
Officially there were 18 people on board. However, post mortem examinations found a 19th victim.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was caused by the failure of the gudgeon pin bearing of no.6 piston of the left engine, which resulted in the abrupt breaking of the engine.
Contributing factors: Intertia of the propeller at the moment of the breaking of the engine caused failure of the propeller shaft. The broken propeller, rotating, caused serious cuts on the left wing. The latter then separated and loss of control followed."

» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 62-AN/57 (197-203)


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Athens-Ellinikon International Airport en Thessaloniki International Airport bedraagt 297 km (185 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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Douglas DC-3

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  • 3465e ongeval
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