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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 12 January 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:Elleniki Polemikí Aeroporía
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 25
Total:Fatalities: 26 / Occupants: 30
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kithairon Mountains (   Greece)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-47 transport plane, operated by the 355 Transport Squadron of the Hellenic Air Force, crashed in the Kithairon Mountains.
A Reuters press report suggests that all 25 on board had died. Other press reports suggest that there were four survivors out of 27 (NY Times) or 30 (also Reuters) occupants.

Sources:
» e-haf.org
» Leeuwarder courant


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