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Crash of a Canadair CL-215-1A10 near Patras: 2 killed

Date & Time: Aug 22, 1993
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
1064
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Elefsis - Elefsis
MSN:
1064
YOM:
1979
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was engaged in a fire fighting mission in the region of Patras. Following a scooping mission, it is believed the pilot encountered control problems when the aircraft crashed on hilly terrain, bursting into flames. Both pilots were killed.

Crash of a Canadair CL-215-1A10 off Isthmia

Date & Time: Jul 15, 1992
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
1075
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1075
YOM:
1983
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a scooping mission when the aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances off Isthmia, in the Saronic Gulf, near the Corinth Canal. Both pilots were rescued.

Crash of a Canadair CL-215-1A10 off Corinth: 3 killed

Date & Time: May 26, 1977
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
1042
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Elefsis - Elefsis
MSN:
1042
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The crew departed Elefsis AFB on a training mission consisting of scooping manoeuvres. After completing a scooping procedure, the crew attempted to takeoff when the seaplane crashed into the sea off Corinth. All three crew members were killed.

Crash of a Cessna 411 in Corinth: 2 killed

Date & Time: Apr 18, 1968 at 1910 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N4952T
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
London - Athens
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
A failure of the electrical system in flight forced the pilot to reduce his altitude and to attempt an emergency landing. While cruising in the vicinity of Corinth, the pilot attempt to land in an open field when the airplane struck trees and crashed in flames. The pilot and a passenger were killed while two other occupants were injured. The aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
Failure of the electric system for unknown reason.
Final Report:

Crash of a Douglas DC-6A on Mt Parnon: 5 killed

Date & Time: Mar 10, 1966
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
OD-AEL
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Beirut – Frankfurt
MSN:
455041009
YOM:
1958
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
While cruising in marginal weather conditions on a cargo flight from Beirut to Frankfurt, the four engine aircraft disappeared from radar screens after it struck the slope of Mt Parnon located in the Peloponnese province, at the border between Laconia and Arcadia districts. The wreckage was found about 27 km east of Sparta. All five crew members were killed.
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain.

Crash of a Douglas C-47A-20-DK on Mt Chelmos: 6 killed

Date & Time: Jan 13, 1966
Operator:
Registration:
42-93090
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Izmir – Naples
MSN:
12963
YOM:
1944
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a flight from Izmir to Naples, Italy, and while cruising over the Peloponnese province, he failed to realize his altitude was insufficient when the airplane struck the slope of a mountain located in the Chelmos Mountain Range, some 50 km southeast of Patras. The wreckage was found two days later and four occupants were seriously injured while six others were killed.

Crash of a Douglas C47A-20-DK on Mt Taigetos: 24 killed

Date & Time: Dec 21, 1948 at 1637 LT
Operator:
Registration:
OK-WDN
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Prague – Rome – Lydda
MSN:
12894
YOM:
1944
Flight number:
OK584
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
19
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
24
Circumstances:
While overflying the Peloponnese region, the crew encountered poor weather conditions when the aircraft hit the slope of Mt Taigetos located about 22 km southeast of Kalamata. Seven USAF aircraft took part to the SAR operations and the wreckage was found few hours later in a mountainous region. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and all 24 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
In a first statement, Greek and Czech Authorities reported that the accident was probably the consequence of a controlled flight into terrain in bad weather conditions. But few weeks later, the Greek government confirmed that the aircraft has been shot down by Greek communists insurgents. The reasons for this act remains unknown.