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Datum:dinsdag 21 december 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:CSA Ceskoslovenské Aerolinie
Registratie: OK-WDN
Constructienummer: 12894
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 19 / inzittenden: 19
Totaal:slachtoffers: 24 / inzittenden: 24
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Pilos (   Griekenland)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA/LIRA), Italië
Vliegveld van aankomst:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Griekenland
Vluchtnummer: 584
The aircraft lost its orientation due to the cloudy weather and was circling over Kalamata city (South-West Peloponnesos, instead of Athens). In the time of the event, there were military operations in process in that area.
There are conflicting reports about the circumstances of the accident. It has been suggested that the aircraft suffered a controlled flight into terrain due to poor weather. Other accounts say that when the pilot transmitted a flare, this was treated as a threat and the airplane was fired upon from the ground.
A third account states that communist insurgents thought the aircraft was going to drop weapons, so they lit flares to signal a landing area for parachutes. The pilot thought the flares were outlining an emergency landing strip. As he descended, the aircraft impacted a hillside.
The airplane was operating on a flight from Prague, Czechoslovakia to Lydda, Israel, with en route stops at Rome and Athens.

» Ronan Hubert
» Thomas Brügge
» Athenian Newspaper ????T???? (Eleftheria), 24-Dec-1948 pg 1


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Roma-Ciampino Airport en Athens-Ellinikon International Airport bedraagt 1037 km (648 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 2702e ongeval
  • 906e dodelijk ongeval
  • 41e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 132e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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