Cyprus plane sent "Mayday" minutes before crash

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  • Monday, 22 Aug 2005

ATHENS (Reuters) - An exhausted-sounding man sent last-minute Mayday calls from a Cypriot airliner that crashed earlier this month, Greek officials investigating one of civil aviation's most baffling incidents said on Monday. 

The Helios Airways Boeing 737 crashed on Aug 14 into mountains near Athens, plunging from around 35,000 feet up (10 kilometres) to kill all 115 passengers and six crew in Greece and Cyprus' worst air disaster. 

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