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Helios Airways crash

Helios Airways Flight 522, was a Helios Airways Boeing 737–31S flight that crashed into a mountain on 14 August 2005 at 12:04 EEST, north of Marathon and Varnavas, Greece, whilst flying from Larnaca, Cyprus. A lack of oxygen incapacitated the crew, leading to the plane’s eventual crash after running out of fuel. Rescue teams located wreckage near the community of Grammatiko, 40 km (25 mi) from Athens.

All 121 on board were killed.
With 121 dead, this was the deadliest aviation disaster in Greek history, surpassing the crash of an Olympic Airlines DC-6 in which 90 passengers and crew lost their lives. It was the 69th crash of a Boeing 737 (the most numerous passenger jet aircraft in the world) since it was brought into service in 1968.

The aircraft was carrying 115 passengers and a crew of 6. The passengers included 67 due to disembark at Athens, with the remainder continuing to Prague. The bodies of 118 people were recovered. The passenger list included 93 adults and 22 people under the age of 18. The passengers comprised 103 Cypriot nationals and 12 Greek nationals.

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