Accident de Havilland DH-114 Heron 2D EC-ANZ, Friday 15 November 1957
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Date:Friday 15 November 1957
Type:Silhouette image of generic HERN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH-114 Heron 2D
Registration: EC-ANZ
MSN: 14117
Year of manufacture:1957
Total airframe hrs:465 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:14,5 km WNW of Son Bonet Airport Airport -   Spain
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN/LEBL)
Destination airport:Son Bonet Airport (LESB)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Heron EC-ANZ departed Barcelona at 19:19 for a flight to Son Bonet Airport on the island of Mallorca, Spain. At 20:02 the pilot reported over the MJ beacon at FL60. It was cleared for an ADF approach. The pilot should have turned to a 195deg heading for let down, but in fact headed 295 degrees. The pilot carried out the procedure turn and selected gear down. At 20:08 the aircraft hit a mountain at an altitude of 1500 feet at 14,5 km from the airport. It is presumed that the pilot made a 100deg error by heading 295deg instead of 195 degrees. Weather at the time of the accident was poor: rainfall and turbulence.


ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 59-AN/54 (42-44)


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