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Last updated: 21 November 2019
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Date:Thursday 31 August 1995
Time:16:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-26
Operator:Force Aérienne de la République du Mali
Registration: TZ-347
C/n / msn: 3303
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:4 km (2.5 mls) from Thessaloniki International Airport (SKG) (   Greece)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
After agreeing on an ILS approach to Thessaloniki, the pilot asked for the VOR, intending to fly directly to it. Because there was no radar approach available at Thessaloniki a visual approach was flown, though the weather was poor (rain). The aircraft descended too low, crossed the runway and tried to go around. The aircraft flew into a mountain.

Sources:
» Scramble 198 (p.60)
» Scramble 204 (p.48)
» Scramble 247 (p.55)
» Scramble 197 (p.67)


Photos

photo of Antonov-An-26-TZ-347
accident date: 31-08-1995
type: Antonov An-26
registration: TZ-347
 
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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