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Accident description
Last updated: 1 December 2015
Date:Thursday 23 December 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Registration: EC-ABK
C/n / msn: 4256
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 24
Total:Fatalities: 27 / Occupants: 27
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Gandesa (   Spain)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD), Spain
Destination airport:Barcelona Airport (BCN/LEBL), Spain
Crashed into the Pandols Mountain.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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Distance from Madrid-Barajas Airport to Barcelona Airport as the crow flies is 479 km (300 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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