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Last updated: 17 November 2019
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Date:Saturday 5 June 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Hellenic Air Force
Registration: 49-2614
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Preveza-Aktion Airport (PVK) (   Greece)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Greece
Destination airport:Preveza-Aktion Airport (PVK/LGPZ), Greece
Narrative:
The Dakota came in to land when one of its tyres burst. The aircraft swerved across the runway, nosed over and caught fire. The deputy prime minster of Greece, some other cabinet ministers and the Brazilian ambassador were on the flight. They suffered only minor injuries.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» British Pathé


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Athens-Ellinikon International Airport to Preveza-Aktion Airport as the crow flies is 280 km (175 miles).

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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