Date & Time: Jul 22, 1974 at 0200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Nord 2501 Noratlas
Landing (descent or approach)
Chania - Nicosia
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Greek troops were deployed in Cyprus following the Turkish invasion. While on a night approach to Nicosia Airport under callsign 'Niki 4', the airplane was mistakenly shot down by Greek soldiers based by the airport and crashed in flames 3 km short of runway. A passenger was injured while 31 other occupants were killed.
Mistakenly shot down by friendly ground fire.