ASN Aircraft accident Canadair CL-215-1A10 1055 Platanistos
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Status:Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Tuesday 25 July 2023
Time:15:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic CL2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadair CL-215-1A10
Operator:Elleniki Polemikí Aeroporía
Registration: 1055
MSN: 1055
First flight: 1979
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-83AM
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Platanistos (   Greece)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:Volos-Néa Anchialos Airport (VOL/LGBL), Greece
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A Canadair CL-215 impacted terrain shortly after dropping a load of water over a forest fire on a hillside near Karystos.

A video of the accident sequence shows that the float on the right-hand wing tip struck a tree and broke off before the aircraft turned right and impacted terrain, bursting into flames.
The aircraft was attached to the 355th Tactical Transport Squadron of the 112th Combat Wing of the Greek Air Force.

Sources:
» www.ertnews.gr
» ekathimerini.com
» pronews.gr


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