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Last updated: 20 April 2021
Datum:dinsdag 12 augustus 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-230
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Olympic Airways
Registratie: SX-CBI
Constructienummer: 20791/1022
Bouwjaar: 1974-03-08 (23 years 5 months)
Motoren: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 9
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 26
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 35
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Thessaloniki International Airport (SKG) (   Griekenland)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Griekenland
Vliegveld van aankomst:Thessaloniki International Airport (SKG/LGTS), Griekenland
Vluchtnummer: 171
Olympic flight 171 was carried out by Boeing 727 "Megas Alexandros". The aircraft was flown by two highly experienced captains. Weather at Thessaloniki was poor with a thunderstorm passing over the airport. Winds were reported as 360 deg/18 knots gusting to 28 kts; visibility 5km in heavy rain, scattered clouds at 2500 feet and overcast at 8000 feet. The flight crew carried out a non-precision VOR/DME approach to runway 34 (2410 m long). The crew were under pressure from the thunderstorm at the airfield and inadequate crew cooperation caused some approach procedures not to be applied. The aircraft touched down beyond the first third of the runway and could not be stopped on the remaining runway. The airplane was steered off the right side of the runway when an overrun into the sea seemed imminent. The undercarriage collapsed.

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photo of Boeing-727-230-SX-CBI
accident date: 12-08-1997
type: Boeing 727-230
registration: SX-CBI

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).

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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