Air plane crash

About two hours ago, an airplane of Helios Airlines has crashed 30km off Athens. It was flying from Larnaca, Cyprus to Althens, Greece carrying 115 passangers and 6 members of the crew. According to RBC news there are two versions of what happenned. One of them says that the plane crashed into the mountain when the pilot lost control. By another version, the plane blew up before it crashed into the mountain. The control tower lost all communications with the plane and that’s why it was followed by two fighter jets. There are also more details about pilots missing from the cabin a guy in the mask seen throught the window. This version doesn’t sound very authentic, but we’ll have to wait for the official version anyway.

I’m sure the tradegy will be all over the news for the next few days. Chances are that there were plenty of Greeks and Cypriots on board.

Update: Google news has about 300 stories already.

2 thoughts on “Air plane crash”

  1. Yeah, I saw this on the BBC news site. They seem to think the air-conditioning failed, and that caused the pilots to black out, which led to the crash. It somehow feels all the worse when it’s so close to home.

  2. I agree. Normally I don’t pay a lot of attention to plan crashes. I am sad for people who lose their lives in such disasters, and for their relatives. But not more than that. But this one touched me in a different, deeper way. Although I don’t know anyone who was or had relatives or friends on that plane. Maybe not yet though, but I hope for the best…

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