August 14, 2005
Cypriot airliner carrying 110 crashes near Athens
ATHENS (Reuters) - A Cypriot airliner carrying 110 people
crashed north of Athens on Sunday, Greek state television
State television said there was an unconfirmed report that
one of the pilots of the Helios Airlines plane had collapsed
with illness just before the crash.
A Greek Defense Ministry official told Reuters the airplane
had crashed in the area of Kalamos, 30 km (19 miles) north of
The official said rescue services were rushing to the
The plane had been accompanied by two Greek F-16 fighter
jets after losing communications with the Athens control tower
on its way to the Greek capital.