Olympic Airways Flight 954
A Douglas DC-6 similar to the accident aircraft
|Date||8 December 1969|
|Summary||Controlled flight into terrain|
|Aircraft type||Douglas DC-6|
|Flight origin||Chania International Airport|
|Destination||Athens-Ellinikon International Airport|
The crash 
The flight was a domestic scheduled passenger service from Chania on the island of Crete to Athens. While on approach to Athens and with its undercarriage retracted, the aircraft struck Mt. Parnes at an altitude of approximately 2000 feet. The weather at the time of the crash consisted of rain and high winds.
The 1969 Keratea Olympic Airways DC-6 crash was the deadliest aviation accident in Greek history at the time it took place. A record it maintained till Helios Airways Flight 522 crashed on 14 August 2005. It is still the deadliest aviation accident involving a DC-6.
It was ruled that the flight crew had deviated from the proper track and descended below the minimum safe altitude while making a ILS approach.
- Aircraft accident Douglas DC-6B SX-DAE Athens
- Gero, David (1996). Aviation Disasters Second Edition. Patrick Stephens Limited. p. 91.