ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 345997
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Narrative:The Agusta A109 helicopter crashed just offshore from Achladi beach, Greece, in poor visibility conditions.
|Date:||Thursday 28 September 2023|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||off Achladi beach, North Evoia, Euboea Island -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Confidence Rating:|| Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources|
The aircraft was on a visual flight from Afidnes to Volos, with a stopover in Mantoudi.
The pilot (69) was found dead at sea. He was a retired air force officer and one of the most experienced military helicopter pilots in the air force.
The helicopter had taken off at 8am on Thursday from a heliport in Afidnes, with the pilot on board, bound for Volos airport.
At 08:45, due to weather conditions, he advised that he would be landing at Mantoudi on private land.
At 09:00, the pilot indicated that he had landed safely.
At 10:13, the pilot resumed the flight to his destination. A few minutes later, he disappeared from radar.
https://www.thenewspaper.gr/2023/09/28/katepese-elikoptero-pou-erchotan-ston-volo-gia-voitheia/ https://www.dnews.gr/eidhseis/koinonia/444089/ektakto-plirofories-gia-ptosi-elikopterou-stin-eyvoia https://eviathema.gr/evoia/ptosi-elikopteroy-chorio-achladi-vinteo/100369/ https://www.dnews.gr/eidhseis/koinonia/444224/eyvoia-nekros-o-pilotos-tou-elikopterou-pou-katepese
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