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Last updated: 5 December 2019
Status:Final
Date:Sunday 9 January 1994
Time:09:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic D228 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dornier 228-201
Operator:Olympic Aviation
Registration: SX-BHC
C/n / msn: 8030
First flight: 1984-05-06 (9 years 8 months)
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331-5-252D
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:15 km (9.4 mls) NW of Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH) (   Greece)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Syros Island Airport (JSY/LGSO), Greece
Destination airport:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Greece
Narrative:
The aircraft struck power lines on a ridge at an altitude of 1200 ft at 8nm DME short of the runway 15L threshold at Athens-Ellinikon International Airport, Greece. The no.1 engine failed and the aircraft had sustained substantial damage. A safe landing was made in IMC.

Probable Cause:

The accident was caused by incorrect implementation of the instrument approach procedure. The co-pilot had disengaged the alt-hold function on the autopilot causing a descent below MDA before reaching 6 DME. The pilot did not properly correct the high rate of descent.

Classification:
Collision with pole or wires
Forced landing on runway

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep 1/95


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Distance from Syros Island Airport to Athens-Ellinikon International Airport as the crow flies is 119 km (74 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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