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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 5 September 1959
Type:Vickers 610 Viking 1B
Operator:Airnautic
Registration: F-BFDN
C/n / msn: 248
First flight: 1948
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Traliceto (   France)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Greece
Destination airport:Bastia Airport (BIA/LFKB), France
Narrative:
The Airnautic Viking freighter ditched just offshore. The aircraft sank but both pilots waded ashore.

Classification:
Ditching

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Distance from Athens-Ellinikon International Airport to Bastia Airport as the crow flies is 1305 km (815 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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