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
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6B
Operator:Olympic Airways
C/n / msn:45540/1016
First flight:1958
Engines:Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 85 / Occupants: 85
Total:Fatalities: 90 / Occupants: 90
Aircraft damage:Destroyed
Aircraft fate:Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:39 km (24.4 mls) SE of Athens (   Greece)
Phase:Approach (APR)
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.