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Last updated: 4 August 2021
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Date:mercredi 2 août 1961
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-344
Compagnie:South African Airways - SAA
Immatriculation: ZS-CKE
Numéro de série: 17930/155
Année de Fabrication: 1960-08-10 (1 years)
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 12
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 122
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 134
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Athens Airport (ATH) (   Grèce)
Phase de vol: Au décollage (TOF)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Athens-Hassani Airport (ATH/LGAT), Grèce
Aéroport de destination:Nairobi-Embakasi Airport (NBO/HKNA), Kénya
Détails:
The aircraft scraped a wall and struck a tree on takeoff from Athens, Greece. The flight continued to Nairobi where it was found that all inboard and outboard trailing edge flaps were damaged. A large part of the ventral fin was missing, both main undercarriages had suffered damage and the starboard elevator and tailplane leading edges were damaged.
The aircraft operated on a regular flight from London, U.K. to Johannesburg, South Africa, with en route stops at Athens and Nairbobi.

Unconfirmed reports suggest that the accident was related to the changeover from lbs to kilograms in tables used to calculate aircraft engine performance required for takeoff. The error resulted in the weight of freight/fuel and passengers being underestimated.



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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 Athens-Hassani Airport et Nairobi-Embakasi Airport est de 4536 km (2835 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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