Accident Shorts 330-200 SX-BGE, Thursday 3 August 1989
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Date:Thursday 3 August 1989
Time:13:43
Type:Silhouette image of generic SH33 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Shorts 330-200
Owner/operator:Olympic Aviation
Registration: SX-BGE
MSN: SH.3083
Year of manufacture:1982
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-45R
Fatalities:Fatalities: 34 / Occupants: 34
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:25 km WNW of Samos Airport (SMI) -   Greece
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Thessaloniki International Airport (SKG/LGTS)
Destination airport:Samos Airport (SMI/LGSM)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Flying VFR in IFR conditions, the aircraft approached Samos. Having deviated 4nm from the H-59 airway, the aircraft was manoeuvred on a collision course with some mountains while turning for a runway 09 approach. The plane, named "Isle of Milos", struck cloud-shrouded Mount Kerkis (1430 m high).

Sources:

Flight International
ICAO Adrep Summary 2/90 (#30)

Statistics

  • 17th worst accident in 1989
  • worst accident of this aircraft type
  • worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

Location

Images:


photo (c) Demetrios Angelikas; Mount Kerkis; 24 August 2005


photo (c) Demetrios Angelikas; Mount Kerkis; 24 August 2005


photo (c) Demetrios Angelikas; Mount Kerkis; 24 August 2005


photo (c) Demetrios Angelikas; Mount Kerkis; 24 August 2005


photo (c) Demetrios Angelikas; Mount Kerkis; 24 August 2005


photo (c) Demetrios Angelikas; Mount Kerkis; 24 August 2005


photo (c) Demetrios Angelikas; Mount Kerkis; 24 August 2005


photo (c) Demetrios Angelikas; Mount Kerkis; 24 August 2005

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