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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Fecha:sábado 21 octubre 1972
Hora:ca 21:30
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic YS11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
NAMC YS-11A-500
Operador:Olympic Airways
Registración: SX-BBQ
Numéro de série: 2155
Año de Construcción: 1971
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 36 / Ocupantes: 49
Total:Fatalidades: 37 / Ocupantes: 53
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:3 km (1.9 milles) de la costa de Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH) (   Grecia)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Kerkyra-I. Kapodistrias Airport (CFU/LGKR), Grecia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Grecia
Número de Vuelo:OA506
A NAMC YS-11A-500 passenger plane, registered SX-BBQ, was damaged beyond repair in an accident at sea near Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH), Greece. Olympic flight 506 from Corfu carried 49 passengers and four crew members. Thirteen passengers and three crew members survived the accident.
Flight 509 took off from Kerkyra, Corfu at 19:55 for the over water flight to Athens. The airplane crashed in sea while approaching Athens in reduced visibility about 21:30.



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Kerkyra-I. Kapodistrias Airport to Athens-Ellinikon International Airport as the crow flies is 379 km (237 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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