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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 6 June 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Technical and Aeronautical Exploitations - TAE
Registration: SX-BAI
C/n / msn: 12162
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 22
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:30 km (18.8 mls) NE of Athens (   Greece)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kavala-Megas Alexandros Airport (KVA/LGKV), Greece
Destination airport:Athens-Hassani Airport (ATH/LGAT), Greece
Narrative:
Crashed into a mountain.
During the initial approach to Hassani Airport, the aircraft entered the core of a Cumulonimbus cloud (Cb). It experienced excessive acceleration, causing the separation of the right wing. The aircraft fell down near Malakasa village.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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Distance from Kavala-Megas Alexandros Airport to Athens-Hassani Airport as the crow flies is 341 km (213 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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Douglas DC-3

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