51 Years ago today: On 8 December 1969 an Olympic Douglas DC-6 crashed into Mount Pan, killing 90 out of 90 occupants.
|Date:||Monday 8 December 1969|
|C/n / msn:||45540/1016|
|Engines:||4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 85 / Occupants: 85|
|Total:||Fatalities: 90 / Occupants: 90|
|Aircraft fate:||Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||39 km (24.4 mls) SE of Athens ( Greece)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Chania-Soúda Airport (CHQ/LGSA), Greece|
|Destination airport:||Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Greece|
The aircraft lost height and struck Mount Pan near the Sounion NDB beacon.
The crew attempted to avoid a wide thunderstorm area along the LGAT ILS approach path. The aircraft descended below the cloud base but hit a mountain.