Narrative:A US Navy Douglas R5D-3 (DC-4) sustained substantial damage in a belly landing in the Spanish Sierra Nevada mountain range. None of the 24 on board were killed.
|Date:||08 MAR 1960|
|Operator:||United States Navy|
|C/n / msn:|| 10835|
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 24 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||ca 12 km from Jérez del Marquesad (Spain)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Napoli Airport (NAP/LIRN), Italy|
|Destination airport:||Rota (Base Aero-Navel) (LERT), Spain|
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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 Napoli Airport to Rota (Base Aero-Navel) as the crow flies is 1833 km (1146 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.