Browse through our Interesting Nodes on Environmental Issues in Greece A)? GHT="50">
Compact version
Today's Suggestion
Read The "Macedonian Question" (by Maria Nystazopoulou-Pelekidou)
HomeAbout HR-NetNewsWeb SitesDocumentsOnline HelpUsage InformationContact us
Thursday, 22 August 2019
  Latest News (All)
     From Greece
     From Cyprus
     From Europe
     From Balkans
     From Turkey
     From USA
  World Press
  News Archives
Web Sites
  Interesting Nodes
  Special Topics
  Treaties, Conventions
  U.S. Agencies
  Cyprus Problem
  Personal NewsPaper
  Greek Fonts

Athens News Agency: News in English, 05-08-14

Athens News Agency: News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article

From: The Athens News Agency at <>


  • [01] Cypriot passenger jet crashes north of Athens

  • [01] Cypriot passenger jet crashes north of Athens

    An airliner belonging to Helios Airways, a Cypriot operator, crashed northeast of Athens shortly after noon on Sunday carrying 115 passengers and a six-member crew. No survivors have been reported, authorities said.

    The airliner was due to land at Athens international airport at 12:20 hours for a stopover before taking new passengers aboard and flying to Prague.

    The jet's crew made no contact with Athens air traffic control from the the time the craft entered Greek airspace, prompting the Civil Aviation Authority to alert the air force in line with anti-terrorism measures.

    Two fighter jets dispatched from a military base near Athens located the aircraft a few minutes later, but calls for identification went unheeded, government sources said.

    The air force pilots reported that the plane's captain appeared to have collapsed over the controls and no co-pilot was visible through the cockpit window. Overhead oxygen masks in the passenger section had dropped into place.

    The fighter jets accompanied the airliner until it crashed near Grammatikos in a mostly unihabited area.

    Firefighters and rescue workers sped to the wreckage as military helicopters patrolled overhead.

    Athens News Agency: News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article
    Back to Top
    Copyright 1995-2016 HR-Net (Hellenic Resources Network). An HRI Project.
    All Rights Reserved.

    HTML by the HR-Net Group / Hellenic Resources Institute, Inc.
    ana2html v2.01 run on Sunday, 14 August 2005 - 12:30:15 UTC