Accident description
Last updated: 1 August 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 21 June 1964
Time:04:00 BST
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-85-DL (DC-3)
Operator:TASSA - Trabajos Aéreos del Sahara, SA
Registration: EC-AQH
C/n / msn: 20072
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 25
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 28
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:0,9 km (0.6 mls) off Palma de Mallorca (   Spain)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI/LEPA), Spain
Destination airport:Ibiza Airport (IBZ/LEIB), Spain
Narrative:
The aircraft ditched some 20 minutes after takeoff, after reporting no. 1 engine problems. Both engines stalled and a ditch was carried out 900m offshore. The plane sank within 5 minutes.

Classification:
Ditching

Sources:
» Ditch or crash-land?/B.W. Townshend, 1965 (55-56)


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Map
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 Ibiza Airport as the crow flies is 139 km (87 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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