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Sunday, August 21, 2005

Helios 737 crashed with no fuel and student pilot at the controls

Greek Air Accident Investigation and Aviation Safety Board Capt Akrivos Tsolakis gave this exclusive interview to Flight International.

He revealed that the Helios Airways Boeing 737-300 crashed north east of Athens soon after it ran out of fuel while being flown by a student pilot whose flying experience was “a few hours in a Cessna”.

Tsolakis also revealed that the aircraft had required air conditioning system rectification five times in less than two months.

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