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Last updated: 16 October 2021
Date:Sunday 19 December 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic D228 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dornier 228-201
Operator:Olympic Aviation
Registration: SX-BHC
MSN: 8030
First flight: 1984-05-06 (9 years 8 months)
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331-5-252D
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Sitia Airport (JSH) (   Greece)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Greece
Destination airport:Sitia Airport (JSH/LGST), Greece
During landing roll on runway 35 (wind: 320 deg/8-12 kt) the left wheel detached when its steel axis broke next to the inner bearing.
Both pieces of the axle were sent for metallurgical examination. There was evidence of pre-existing fatigue crack.


Runway mishap

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photo of Dornier-228-201-SX-BHC
accident date: 19-12-1993
type: Dornier 228-201
registration: SX-BHC

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 Sitia Airport as the crow flies is 363 km (227 miles).

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