- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: October 08, 1979
Time: ?
Location: Athens, Greece
Operator: Swissair
Flight #: SR316
Route: Zurich - Geneva - Athens - Bombay - Beijing
AC Type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-62
Registration: HB-IDE
cn / ln: 45919/312
Aboard: 156   (passengers:145  crew:11)
Fatalities: 14   (passengers:14  crew:0)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft overran the runway and crashed with the left wing and tail separating before the aircraft came to a rest. The crew touched down too far down the runway at a speed higher than normal after a non-stabilized final approach. The crew did not fully apply the braking systems after a touchdown under known adverse conditions.
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