Date & Time: Jun 21, 1959 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Canadair C-4 North Star
Landing (descent or approach)
Cairo - Athens
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
After touchdown at Ellinikon Airport in Athens, a tire burst. The airplane skidded on runway for several yards before coming to rest in flames. All 26 occupants were evacuated safely while the aircraft was written off.
Following a tire burst, a fuel line was cut and fluid ignited after it contacted high temperature equipment.