Vliegtuigongeval op 14 APR 1958 met de Havilland DH-114 Heron 2D EC-ANJ - Barcelona Airport (BCN)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:maandag 14 april 1958
Tijd:20:07 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic HERN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-114 Heron 2D
Registratie: EC-ANJ
Constructienummer: 14113
Bouwjaar: 1957
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 14 / inzittenden: 14
Totaal:slachtoffers: 16 / inzittenden: 16
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:S off Barcelona Airport (BCN) (   Spanje)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Zaragoza Airport (ZAZ/LEZG), Spanje
Vliegveld van aankomst:Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN/LEBL), Spanje
The Aviaco flight departed Zaragoza at 19:19 for a flight to Barcelona. At 20:06 the aircraft reported on a wide base leg and asked visibility data. Another aircraft (EC-AEJ) was ready for departure from Barcelona at that moment, but takeoff permission had been refused. When the Aviaco Heron reported 5 minutes away, the EC-AEJ aircraft was cleared for takeoff. Shortly thereafter both planes were flying at 150 m altitude on intersecting tracks. The Heron was forced to take a sudden avoidance manoeuvre and lost control. The plane crashed into the sea.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The fact that EC-AEJ was permitted to takeoff without the exact position of EC-ANJ being known. During avoidance action taken by EC-ANJ, loss of control occurred, and the aircraft fell into the sea."

» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 62-AN/57 (23-25)


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Zaragoza Airport en Barcelona-El Prat Airport bedraagt 261 km (163 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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