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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 2 May 1959
Time:21:12 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Austria-Flugdienst
Registration: OE-FDA
C/n / msn: 13332
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mallorca, Alfabia Peak (   Spain)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI/LEPA), Spain
Destination airport:Wien-Schwechat International Airport (VIE/LOWW), Austria
Narrative:
The DC-3 was on a return trip to Palma when it took off again for Vienna after 90-minute stopover. The flight reported at 3000 feet and was then instructed to report at FL90 or when leaving the Palma area. Just two minutes later the aircraft struck Alfabia Peak at 3300 feet.
PROBABLE CAUSE: "It was concluded that the aircraft crashed as a result of insufficient altitude while flying at normal climb power."

Sources:
» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 62-AN/57 (117)


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Distance from Palma de Mallorca Airport to Wien-Schwechat International Airport as the crow flies is 1448 km (905 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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