CFIT Accident Douglas DC-4-1009 SE-BBG, Sunday 26 October 1947
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Date:Sunday 26 October 1947
Time:17:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas DC-4-1009
Owner/operator:AB Aerotransport
Registration: SE-BBG
MSN: 42930
Year of manufacture:1946
Fatalities:Fatalities: 44 / Occupants: 44
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Mount Hymettus -   Greece
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport (IST/LTBA)
Destination airport:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT)
Narrative:
AB Aerotransport flight 1629. a Douglas DC-4, was destroyed when it impacted the western slope of Mount Hymettus while on approach to Athens-Hassani Airport, Greece. All 44 on board sustained fatal injuries.
The aircraft, named "Sunnan", operated on a flight from Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport, Turkey, to Stockholm-Bromma, Sweden with en route stops at Athens-Hassani Airport, Greece; Rome-Ciampino, Italy; Geneva, Switzerland; and Copenhagen-Kastrup, Denmark.

Sources:

Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 46)

Statistics

  • 5th worst accident in 1947
  • 23rd worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 4th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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