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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 27902
Last updated: 3 June 2020
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Date:10-APR-1946
Time:
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk XII
Owner/operator:13 Sqn Royal Hellenic AF
Registration: MF188
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Phalerum Bay, off Palaio Faliro, Attica -   Greece
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RHAF Hellenikon Air Base, Athens, Greece (LGAT)
Destination airport:RHAF Hellenikon Air Base, Athens, Greece (LGAT)
Narrative:
Crashed into the sea at Phalerum Bay, off Palaio Faliro, Attica, Greece, 10-04-1946 (at approximate Coordinates: 3756′N 2342′E) after engine failure. All six persons on board were killed. According to the following rough translation into English of the original Greece text (see link #2)

"13 MEB (Light Bombardment Squadron) RHAF.

While cruising at a height of some 1,500 feet during a training exercise and performing a turn to the right, the right engine failed. The crew increased power on left engine and elected to make an emergency landing but the aircraft dove into the sea and crashed off Piraeus harbor. The aircraft was lost and all eight crew members were killed.

Crew:
John Adam aged 29 KIA.
Christopher Antonios Amassis, aged 19, KIA.
Ioannis Andrikopoulos aged 37, KIA.
Petros Kannas aged 28 KIA.
Georgios Piltas aged 30 years KIA.
Ioannis Stephanou aged 27 KIA

Sources:

1. https://polemikiaeroporiahaf.blogspot.de/search/label/Vickers%20Wellington
2. http://aviationarchaeology.gr/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Vickers-Wellington-losses-in-Greece-1941-1946.pdf
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palaio_Faliro
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/13th_Light_Bomber_Squadron
5. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1946/archives/crash-of-a-vickers-wellington-in-greece-8-killed/]


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
11-Feb-2017 08:08 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]
27-Apr-2017 22:01 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Apr-2017 21:29 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
17-Dec-2018 07:05 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
27-Jul-2019 11:39 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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