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Helios Airways Flight 522 was a scheduled Helios Airways passenger flight that crashed into a mountain on 14 August 2005 at 12:04 pm EEST, north of Marathon and Varnavas, Greece, while flying from Larnaca, Cyprus, to Athens, Greece. A lack of oxygen incapacitated the crew, leading to the aircraft's eventual crash after running out of fuel. Rescue teams located the wreckage near the community of Grammatiko, 40 km (25 mi) from Athens. All 115 passengers and six crew on board the aircraft were killed.
With 121 fatalities, this was the deadliest aviation accident in Greek history. Flight 522's loss marked the 69th crash of a Boeing 737 since it was brought into service in 1968. The crash is the fourth-deadliest involving a 737-300.
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Don't fly. Something as insane as the sound of an alarm and botched engineering killed so many
Eagle1 (1 day ago)
Dumbfuck careless engineer murders them all due to a dumb fucking mistake.
gt1937 (2 days ago)
Wow the.musc was horrendous
Ace Trains 4 Life 66AA (3 days ago)
I can’t believe the Airline went out of Business in 2006
Sibte Kazmi (3 days ago)
we are going to mia on ameracan but delady
Mehul Patel (3 days ago)
Well, if you're ever on a passenger on a flight, and the oxygen masks are on... Be there to tell the attendants to make sure the pilots know to put theirs on.
Kind of baffling to me how this even happened. The Learjet ghost plane incident makes sense. This flight, not so much
Allec Joshua Ibay (3 days ago)
You don't interrupt pilots in an emergency. Unfortunately, in this situation; the pilots were in an unusual environment.
Harrison La time traveler (5 days ago)
Helios 522: I have came from the grave to fright you all! Get it cuz the title says,"Ghost Plane"?
Arthur Kitchen (6 days ago)
Sahriman1989 Manzx (7 days ago)
again well paid fucking cunt engineers and maintenance crew mistakes...
axers100 (7 days ago)
Wow what a bunch of incompetent idiots from the engineer who forgot to set back to auto to the pilots who didn't know where things were located or immediately turn back and request emergency landing. I mean precautionary landings occur over more minor shit like someone boarding the wrong flight or unruly passenger but blaring alarms-nothing!? Wtf!?! Kinda glad they went out of business. Poor passengers, rip.
indemniman 162 (7 days ago)
Scarry and sad
kwnstantinos athanasiou (8 days ago)
Im from Cyprus and this plane crush was shocking to everyone , i remember that they said that Adreas Prodromou wave down his thumb knowing that the end is close. R.I.P. to all the passengers and the crew.
Duda Luda (8 days ago)
USA 101 (8 days ago)
Thumbs down for music
Swoozelzz 41 (9 days ago)
Larnaca not Larnaka
Sorry if I sounded rude
Lightningseed YT (9 days ago)
Dude is this a plane simulator or real life man lol but the story’s you tell are very interesting
Nichole Nichols (9 days ago)
I was actually there for this 😭 2005 was a horrific year for me. If only I had done something different that day. My apologies to Frank and his family. I’m sorry
Bonnie Sather (9 days ago)
This accident occurred on the Lord's Day. God has commanded mankind to remember to keep the Sabbath day holy. Fishers catechism explains what a lawful journey is on the Lord's Day. This was an unlawful Journey. Does anyone consider the need for prevention by the keeping of Gods law?
Epic Gamer44 (10 days ago)
Wow I wonder what happened to em all 🤔
Rex Pepper (10 days ago)
what a shit video.
Kokopilau77 (11 days ago)
This is one of the more touching accidents featured
UC Vibes (11 days ago)
Why don't they land the plane. If you got warning alarms , that means something is wrong. Time to get on the ground.
Divya Prakash (12 days ago)
fuck off its not true
housedadtrains (14 days ago)
We took off from luton england once and as the plane ascended we all felt hot clammy and if we were suffocating then we herd this rushing sound they forgot to pressurize the cabin i thought if this is flying i cant stand 3 hours of this lol.
Augustus Aurelius (15 days ago)
I had no clue that this had ocurred. How terrible!!
Matt H. (15 days ago)
HHmmm, seems to me that if the masks drop in the cabin the panel should automatically let the pilots know of this. Geez what a wonderful design they did (sarcasm) , and the pilots should of been made aware of the repairs. And you gotta like how the alarms sound the same (sarcasm), wow what a great design feature (sarcasm). Should of sounded different. You put two and two together after knowing about the repairs and the dropped masks and the alarms should of sounded different, this whole damn sad story could have been avoided.
Frank Bowne (15 days ago)
Mike Sully (16 days ago)
if the flight attendant who was conscious had lowered the aircrafts altitude, would the rest of the crew have regained consciousness?
Odd Fellow (17 days ago)
john davis (17 days ago)
the pressurization panel checks are part of the pre-start checklist !! should have been set properly. also, the Master Caution Panel (MCP) should have had a red light come on when plane's cabin altitude exceeded 12,000 feet.
sean mc ardle (17 days ago)
A terrible tragedy told respectfully
Jim King (18 days ago)
Why the music? It absolutely ruins the video. Either no music or a VERY quiet 'bed' of 'danger looming' type music. PLEASE!
kenna Haile (19 days ago)
I get scared when a plane turns it feels for me it is going to crash.
Neal Chambers (19 days ago)
My Dad was a Pilot for our WW2 he flew B17 for the 390th.org. He also flew for United Air Lines for 30 years. I know now why my dad always told me to put things back where you found them. This Engineer should have done just that and all these people would still be alive! One persons mistake can cost others their lives. I wont fly any more because the lack of trust in our service to our aircraft. My Dad flew the first DC10 after they were grounded. He said it is a good aircraft it just needs to be matined just like anything!
Pavel Neužil (20 days ago)
A bit strange is that the plane had so little fuel. I would expect there is quite some reserve in case the landing has to be repeated or different airport has to be taken. Not sure how the video is genuine but if there was no fuel in the plane the plane would not burn.
DR OLDS (20 days ago)
Tough for those F-16 pilots to watch helplessly!
Paul Caswell (20 days ago)
Man can you please leave the music till the end I like it when is the end
Davi Pacheco (21 days ago)
Haved a fail on Air conditioning
Cezz v Rijsbergen (21 days ago)
Debra wolf planes are de best way of traveling
Caridad Paredes (21 days ago)
9:16 i cried
Flight Channel (21 days ago)
I don't understand why they didn't request for levelling off and maybe circling for a while in order to take care of the problem in silence instead of continuing an uncontrolled stress-stricken climb in the first place. No matter what the regulatory consequences but that's the first thing I would have come across, not talking about trying to return to the (or an) airport.
fostex fan (23 days ago)
How can a captain not be familiar with the controls and auxiliaries and warning alarms of his aircraft?? Surely this switch must have been in the pre flight check list before taking off?
bocobob (23 days ago)
Why didn't the guy in the cockpit pass out too ?
Im Mizta Achai (24 days ago)
Norman Bates (24 days ago)
I'm skeptical about flying with any of the low budget airlines. I just have my reservations about the condition and maintenance of those aircraft and the skill of the crew.
Low prices usually mean cutting corners someplace and more risk.
Norman Bates (24 days ago)
A pilot not familiar with his aircraft is disaster waiting to happen.
Why don't they have voice along with the alarm to help pinpoint the problem?
mils (24 days ago)
I've been on a plane too. I know what flying is like . No thanks
lizardfirefighter110 (24 days ago)
Did they ever check the emergency manual? From the story, the cabin personnel never communicated with the cockpit as to why cabin pressure was not suitable, when the O2 masks deployed. Very strange.
UncleEarl97 (25 days ago)
A few mistakes by the pilots, okay several: 1) apparently pilot training did not cover subtle differences in audible warning between Takeoff Config Warning and Pressurization Warning, 2) they called Operations rather than ask for immediate return to departure airport (would have been at lower altitude and everyone lives more than likely), 3) Master Caution warning comes on and they act confused, 4) Operations takes a little time to get an engineer handy who directs the pilot to the breaker switch behind the captain's seat (probably too late then because communications ceased from the plane); 5) Pilot with thick accent should have had FO respond to operations, 6) why didn't Operations tell them to turn back? Answer $$. What a sad sad preventable tragedy. I think pilots didn't train to troubleshoot this problem because the Pressurization switch is normally on Auto and is presumably on one of the pre-flight check lists, therefore no need to cover it. Just shows you have to check everything! One other thing, did the previous crew's reported problem get communicated (it should have been!) to the next crew?! Communication is key! Good video!
Dale Fry (25 days ago)
Wikipedia has a great summary of this flight, with the whole details and aftermath. This includes lawsuits and even prison sentences (which could be bought off for 75000 euros). In my own mind, I believe the pilots were not at fault but were scapegoats in a massive coverup by Boeing and others.
rinsedpie (26 days ago)
your uploads are excellent
Matt Lord (26 days ago)
It's like the plane was hacked
Musical Vevo (26 days ago)
And everyone died pet ros real is lier
Musical Vevo (26 days ago)
Hey petros real in Helios flight 522 no one survived I am 12 years old and know everything about Boeing 777-300er
lakeguild (26 days ago)
I certainly agree with Darren G. A truly tragic story.
MHG USA (26 days ago)
always some fuck shit ground technician that forget something that cost the plane to go down
MHG USA (19 days ago)
Allec Joshua Ibay what?! who else is gonna do maintenance on the aircraft? the flight attendants!?
Allec Joshua Ibay (26 days ago)
MHG USA If it's always the ground technician's fault, how come ground technicians are still in the industry?
Viren Dhillon (1 month ago)
What it all about
The_Immortal_Jellyfish (1 month ago)
Quite an interesting wag of telling a story... really interesting
John Doe (1 month ago)
At 4:29 the Helios engineer asks the pilot if the pressurization panel had been set to "auto"
john harris (1 month ago)
How can you be the pilot and not know if you're pressurized b or not?
Jackie Treehorn 1972 (1 month ago)
Rest in peace to all that day on August 14, 2005. Six years after the Learjet 35 crash in South Dakota. It was such a tragedy...
Lego Souhaib (1 month ago)
Good job i enjoyed it thought it was sad from top to bottom
Charlotte Schreffler (1 month ago)
Such a shame the fault of the engineer in London. thanks
Peter Beedle (1 month ago)
As usual, a comedy of errors.
Ethan Price (1 month ago)
Who the heavens would set the cabin pressuresation to manual instead of auto and the aircraft and the people on board were oofed so rip everyone and if the the take off configuration alarm is abort take off or land at the nearest airport close to you as soon as possible
Pyro Agar (1 month ago)
Did they get like gta iv for this
MachoRBLX / The 747 Fan (1 month ago)
12 years earlier than 2018 is when I’m here.
Jonny & Lisa J&L (1 month ago)
Whats the name on the music?
Woof Dog (1 month ago)
LOTUS (1 month ago)
incompetent ground engineers should be held liable for criminal negligence.
Lancelot Shadow Knight (1 month ago)
This make me don't want to take flight
Blueming Sounds (1 month ago)
Were those F-16s fully armed in real life?
Peanut Butter (1 month ago)
wow it'd suck to be that engineer
Andrew Steinkoenig (1 month ago)
This happend a year before I was born
fellXhouseXranger (1 month ago)
Jesus imagine being that poor engineer who left the switch on manual, how unimaginably guilty and horrible you would feel. There's very few who I'd wish that on.
Kanan Al (1 month ago)
human error are the cause to high number of aviation disaster.
I already suffer from fear of flying, and I believe its the scariest way to go.
Timbrock1000 (1 month ago)
Good video, except the music play g all the time was distracting.
Terry C (1 month ago)
So sad. At least they were fast asleep.
Sarah Riedel (1 month ago)
What a confusing situation. I feel for the pilot.
Squishy Vlogs (1 month ago)
It makes me want to cry
skeleguns 10,ooo,ooo (1 month ago)
They did not know it is the cabin attitude warning
the mogul (1 month ago)
music too loud
Vlogs & GamePlays (2 months ago)
2:49 good beat 🤔
YD Schools (2 months ago)
ZionicFX - Designer (2 months ago)
For some reason... i want to know whats this song
MUHtombo DIKembe (2 months ago)
Imagine being that flight attendant: every person in the cabin is lying either unconscious or dead, pilots in front the controls are too, you can barely breathe, you don't know how to fly the plane, can't even contact anyone, the fuel is running out. Worst nightmare scenario.
YZFoFittie (2 months ago)
Hold on, so my 30 year old car has a warning light that says, "low oil pressure" but a multi-MILLION dollar aircraft doesn't say, "your cabin pressure is low"??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
Jack Sutherland (2 months ago)
I can't stand flying.
It constipates me every time.
Alfie Henshall (2 months ago)
Why was it a 'ghost plane' ? Looked real to me.
kelly payne (1 month ago)
the plane was flying itself
Celox (1 month ago)
Everyone on the plane passed out from lack of oxygen
Rio Akira Becks (2 months ago)
Alfie Henshall it's because the pilots didn't react or the somehow pased out (probably depressureization)
Robert Shearer (2 months ago)
Please. So much better without the music. The music ruins it.
guy tremblay (2 months ago)
minutes into the flight the plain is still climbing to its cruising altitude of 34,000 ft , ''ten minutes in the video and i'm still rewinding to finish reading each fucking texts ''
Siedler Joe (2 months ago)
Just me or should alarms indicating your imminant death be a little more distinguishable?
Beeep, thats the alarm for your drink holder
Beeeep, this is the alarm for seatbelts
Beeeeep is the alarm for everyones imminant death within the next 90 seconds.
I know they sound similar but that is never going to cause a problem...
Siedler Joe (2 months ago)
They all died because ''The alarms sound similar''?
What the actual fuck?
Fire everyone on the design team for that plane and carry on.
This is some unnecessary bullshit. Seriously ...
Habiba Hakam (2 months ago)
This happened 14 days after I was born
diverdan551 (2 months ago)
All piloted aircraft that can fly above 10,000 feet, it should be nationwide required training at 10,000 feet all flight crew go on oxygen as ascending above 10,000 feet till determined that cabin and passenger sections of plane are holding pressurization properly......Ghost plane incidents should never happen....Hypoxia is a quick killer in seconds with euphoria just before death...
Dan Bowles (2 months ago)
when they say ghost plane do they mean as no one in the plane anymore? if so that's freaky
kelly payne (1 month ago)
ghost plane means that since everyone on the plane ( including the pilot) was unconscious, the plane flew itself
random things fall from the sky (2 months ago)
Dan Bowles They mean that no one is conscious inside the plane
Tommy 1 C. (2 months ago)
Thank you for posting. Very interesting video, sad, but interesting...
Tommy 1 C. (2 months ago)
Even if it seems pointless, when it comes to that many lives, you have to check, then check again, then one final time give everything a good hard look (check).
James Sunderland (2 months ago)
I can't even imagine the terror Andreas Prodromou has suffered. They all put on their oxygen masks without even knowing that the pilots are already out. That gave them around 20-30 minutes of oxygen and then they started too passing out. Then, after a while, Andreas managed to find consciousness again because he was a free diver and started using all the oxygen cylinders he could find in the airplane among all those unconscious passengers and crew only to eventually find out that the pilots had the same fate. Then, since he was a qualified pilot, he tried to land the plane while trying to communicate with the F-16s, though he couldn't because the radio was still connected with Larnaca's airport. It was too late, there was no fuel left. He was a true hero battling with death itself. He changed his schedule the last minute to spend some time with his girlfriend, a flight attendant on the same plane.
DomJKing (10 hours ago)
James Sunderland u
Rocs R (7 days ago)
This proves that spending extra time with a girlfriend is dangerous.
Dale Fry (25 days ago)
Excellent additional information! I wondered how anyone could still be moving so far into the flight. If only he had succeeded!
Steve Lattimer (2 months ago)
Hypoxia is scary. The fact that these pilots never noticed the effects of hypoxia coming on or thought to check the pressurization system shows a serious lack in training. It cost many people their lives. The ground crew obviously shouldn't have left the pressurization on manual ,but that should be something a seasoned pilot thinks to check in a situation like that. Feel bad for the passengers. Do not feel bad for the shit head pilots.