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Last updated: 6 October 2015
Date:Wednesday 31 March 1965
Time:08:04 UTC
Type:Convair CV-440-62
Registration: EC-ATH
C/n / msn: 388
First flight: 1957
Total airframe hrs:9015
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 45 / Occupants: 48
Total:Fatalities: 50 / Occupants: 53
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:18 km (11.3 mls) W off Tangier Airport (TNG) (   Morocco)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Málaga Airport (AGP/LEMG), Spain
Destination airport:Tangier Airport (TNG/GMTT), Morocco
The Convair stalled and crashed into the sea.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "For undetermined reasons, the aircraft stalled at an altitude from which recovery could not be effected."

Loss of control

» ICAO Circular 88-AN/74 (64-71)


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Distance from Málaga Airport to Tangier Airport as the crow flies is 164 km (103 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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