Accident Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3) EC-ABC, Wednesday 29 April 1959
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Date:Wednesday 29 April 1959
Time:16:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Iberia
Registration: EC-ABC
MSN: 19334
Year of manufacture:1943
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 28
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Sierra de Valdemeca -   Spain
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN/LEBL)
Destination airport:Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The DC-3 departed Barcelona at 14:18 GMT for a flight to Madrid. A severe storm over Calamocha forced the crew to fly another course. Shortly after having been in contact with Calamocha, the plane crashed on the east slope of the Sierra de Valdemeca, some 60 m from the top of Telegraph Hill.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Due to unfavourable weather conditions it was necessary to deviate from the planned route."

Sources:

ICAO Accident Digest Circular 62-AN/57 (116)

Statistics

  • 14th worst accident in 1959
  • 69th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 30th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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