Greek Investigators: It Wasn't Carbon Monoxide | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 11.24.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.24.14 **
** Airborne 11.21.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.21.14 **
** Airborne 11.19.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.19.14 **

Fri, Aug 19, 2005

Greek Investigators: It Wasn't Carbon Monoxide

But So Far, They Don't Rule Out Some Other Toxic Gas

Coroners in Greece say the passengers who were killed or incapacitated aboard a doomed Helios Airways 737 didn't suffer from carbon monoxide poisoning -- but refused to rule out some other substance in the air aboard the plane.

As ANN reported earlier this week, the Helios Airways 737-300 overflew the airport in Athens apparently unguided and crashed nearby, killing all 121 aboard.

Chief Athens coroner Fillipos Koutsafis told reporters he conducted tests for carbon monoxide because "this was the fastest test and the most secure. We are still doing tests for other gases, poisons, drugs and alcohol." Koutsafis was quoted by the Associated Press. "I don't know and can't rule out" the possibility that some other substance was involved, he said.

Tests for other contaminants won't be finished until next week, he said.

"We will shed ample light on the causes of this crash. There must not be any unanswered question. We owe this to this victims and their families," Justice Minister Anastatios Papaligouras said. And that may be his last word on the investigation until it's wrapped up. "I want to wait for the final report," he said.

FMI: www.flyhelios.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 11.21.14: AEA's 3Q/14 Report, Fantasy Of Flight, Modernizing The NAS

Also: Holland Wants Gold, FAA Strangling UAVs?, RAF WWII Trainer For Sale, Bf109s Live, Georgia v Aerospace Engineers The Aircraft Electronics Association has released its third-qu>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.24.14)

“The NASA Student Launch – now in its 15th year – has engaged hundreds of students and educators in real-world scenarios that solve complex engineering challenges>[...]

Aero-TV: GOGO Business Aviation -- Communicating at the Speed of Flight

Airborne Communications Are One Of The Strengths Of Business Aviation At NBAA2014 ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, checked in on the world of airborne communication. Ther>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.23.14)

"Reaching this stage that we call ATLO is a critical milestone. This is a very satisfying point of the mission as we transition from many teams working on their individual elements>[...]

R44 Helicopters Show Up In Iran

Reportedly Purchased Through 'Dealers' Despite Embargo An Iranian company has acquired four Robinson R44 helicopters despite international trade sanctions against that country due >[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC