Crash of a Cessna 421C Golden Eagle III off Rhodes

Date & Time: May 3, 2003 at 1235 LT
Operator:
Registration:
D-IWWW
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
421C-0042
YOM:
1976
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft suffered a double engine failure and the pilot attempted to ditch the aircraft off Rhodes. All occupants were rescued while the aircraft sank and was lost.
Probable cause:
Double engine failure for unknown reasons.

Crash of a CMASA Wal into the Aegean Sea: 6 killed

Date & Time: Jul 18, 1933 at 1540 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
I-AZEE
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Athens - Rhodes
MSN:
127
YOM:
1931
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The float plane departed Athens at 1510LT on a schedule service to Rhodes. The crew reported his position every 10 minutes but radio contact was lost some 30 minutes into the flight. SAR operations were initiated by Greek and Italian Authorities but eventually suspended as no trace of the aircraft nor the six occupants was ever found.