Narrative:The Bristol 170 flew into the side of a rain-shrouded mountain peak, some twenty minutes prior to the anticipated landing at Madrid Airport, Spain.
|Date:||Friday 4 December 1953|
Bristol 170 Freighter 21
|C/n / msn:|| 12797|
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 28|
|Total:||Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 33 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||near Guaderrama ( Spain)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Bilbao Airport (BIO/LEBB), Spain|
|Destination airport:||Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD), Spain|
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Bilbao Airport to Madrid-Barajas Airport as the crow flies is 315 km (197 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.