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Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Datum:Dienstag 26 Oktober 1971
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6B
Fluggesellschaft:Olympic Airways
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 64
Sachschaden: Unbekannt
Unfallort:at an unknown location (   Griechenland)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Griechenland
Flug nach:Heraklion Airport (HER/LGIR), Griechenland
Unfallbericht:
A 20-year old passenger, armed with a gun, hijacked the flight and demanded to be taken to Rome, Italy. He was overpowered by passengers.
The airplane was on a flight to the Island of Crete.

Informationsquelle:
» Limburgsch dagblad 27-10-1971


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Athens-Ellinikon International Airport to Heraklion Airport as the crow flies is 310 km (194 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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