Date & Time: Nov 16, 1973 at 1148 LT
Type of aircraft:
Grumman C-2A Greyhound
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Shortly after takeoff from Chania-Souda Airport, en route to a US Navy ship cruising in the Mediterranean Sea, the airplane suffered a double engine failure and crashed into the sea about 8 km offshore. Three crew members were rescued while seven others were killed.
The exact cause of the double engine failure could not be determined. However, the assumption of a fuel contaminated by water was not ruled out.