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Accident description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 8 November 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation
Operating for:Iberia
Leased from:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Registration: N7125C
C/n / msn: 4652
First flight: 1956
Total airframe hrs:14413
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 63
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 71
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Barcelona Airport (BCN) (   Spain)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD), Spain
Destination airport:Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN/LEBL), Spain
Narrative:
The Super Constellation (leased from TWA) was on final approach to Barcelona when the left main gear leg struck a small heap of rubbish 34 m short of the runway threshold. The wheels where torn off and the aircraft continued 170 m along the runway and swerved to the left off the runway and caught fire.

Classification:
Runway excursion

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Distance from Madrid-Barajas Airport to Barcelona-El Prat Airport as the crow flies is 479 km (300 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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