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Last updated: 29 September 2020
Datum:Samstag 20 Dezember 1997
Zeit:ca 09:30
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130H Hercules
Fluggesellschaft:Elleniki Polemikí Aeroporía
Kennzeichen: 750
Werknummer: 4729
Baujahr: 1977
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Pastra Mountain (   Griechenland)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Griechenland
Flug nach:Tanágra Air Base (LGTG), Griechenland
The Greek Air Force Lockheed C-130H Hercules was engaged in a mission to search for a Yakovlev Yak-42 passenger plane of Aerosvit Airlines (UR-42334), that went missing on approach to Thessaloniki on December 17.
The aircraft hit a mountain while descending towards Tanágra Air Base.


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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 Tanágra Air Base as the crow flies is 51 km (32 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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