Date & Time: Aug 14, 2005 at 1203 LT
Type of aircraft:
Boeing 737-300
Operator:
Registration:
5B-DBY
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Larnaca-Athènes-Prague
MSN:
29099
YOM:
1998
Flight number:
ZU522
Country:
Greece
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
115
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
121
Circumstances:
While cruising at FL340, contact was lost with the aircraft and its crew. Greek authorities decided to send two fighters F-16 to intercept the aircraft and both military pilots notified that the copilot of the B737 was unconscious. The aircraft continued its flight for a few minutes before crashing in a mountainous terrain located 40 km North of Athens. All occupants were killed. The crew did not follow pressurisation procedures and the aircraft was pressurized at the time of the accident.