Flugunfall 13 MAR 1959 einer Bristol 170 Freighter 21E EC-ADH - Mahon
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:Freitag 13 Mrz 1959
Zeit:08:02 UTC
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol 170 Freighter 21E
Kennzeichen: EC-ADH
Werknummer: 12776
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 15
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 18
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Mahon (   Spanien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI/LEPA), Spanien
Flug nach:Menorca-Mahón Airport (MAH/LEMH), Spanien
The Bristol plane was on finals to Mahon when it went into a right banked turn from a height of 120 m and crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The cause of the accident was probably a strong gust of wind which tilted the aircraft to the right during final approach to land, causing it to crash to the ground."

» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 62-AN/57 (104-105)


photo of Bristol-170-Freighter-21E-EC-ADH
accident date: 13-03-1959
type: Bristol 170 Freighter 21E
registration: EC-ADH

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 Palma de Mallorca Airport to Menorca-Mahón Airport as the crow flies is 130 km (81 miles).

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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