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Accident description
Last updated: 8 October 2015
Date:Friday 4 December 1953
Type:Bristol 170 Freighter 21
Registration: EC-AEG
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
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.



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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.
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