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Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Datum:Montag 8 Dezember 1969
Zeit:20:45
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6B
Fluggesellschaft:Olympic Airways
Kennzeichen: SX-DAE
Werknummer: 45540/1016
Baujahr: 1958
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 85 / Insassen: 85
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 90 / Insassen: 90
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:39 km (24.4 Meilen) SE of Athens (   Griechenland)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Chania-Soúda Airport (CHQ/LGSA), Griechenland
Flug nach:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Griechenland
Flugnummer:OA954
Unfallbericht:
The aircraft lost height and struck Mount Pan near the Sounion NDB beacon.
The crew attempted to avoid a wide thunderstorm area along the LGAT ILS approach path. The aircraft descended below the cloud base but hit a mountain.

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» Flight International 18 December 1969 (941)


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Distance from Chania-Soúda Airport to Athens-Ellinikon International Airport as the crow flies is 264 km (165 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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