OA Boeing takes off to re-enact deadly Helios flight
Larnaca, Dec 19 (CNA) - An Olympic Airways Boeing 737-300 took off from Larnaca Airport at 1107 local time to re-enact an Helios Airways flight that killed a total 121 people on August 14 when it crashed in Greece.
The airplane for today's ''Operation 121'' flight landed at Larnaca Airport at 0850 local time to carry a nine-member team of investigators and doctors, and a five-member crew.
Head of the Greek Committee for the Investigation of Accidents Akrivos Tsolakis told reporters before ''Operation 121'' took to the air that the re-enactment of the flight was the first on such a scale in Greece and possibly, under the circumstances, in the world.
A delegation of the committee of victims' families was also at the airport.