Accident description
Last updated: 23 November 2014
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Date:Saturday 4 November 1967
Time:22:02 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic S210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle 10R
Operator:Iberia
Registration: EC-BDD
C/n / msn: 202
First flight: 1966
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 30 / Occupants: 30
Total:Fatalities: 37 / Occupants: 37
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Black Down Hill (   United Kingdom) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Málaga Airport (AGP/LEMG), Spain
Destination airport:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL), United Kingdom
Flightnumber: 062
Narrative:
Iberia flight IB062 left Málaga (AGP) at 19:30 UTC on a flight to London-Heathrow (LHR). The weather at the time was slightly misty with intermittent drizzle but there was reasonable visibility. While on approach to Heathrow, the Caravelle descended through the assigned level of FL60. It flew into the southern slope of Black Down Hill. It initially struck trees in the grounds of Black Down House, then continued for hundreds of yards, passing across a meadow where it killed 65 grazing sheep. It then broke through a large hedge and parts of the aircraft fell off destroying a garage, and damaging parts of the roof of Upper Black Down House as the aircraft disintegrated.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was due to the aircraft having continued to descend through its assigned flight level down to the ground. No reason could be established for the continued descent."

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» HMSO CAP 343


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Distance from Málaga Airport to London-Heathrow Airport as the crow flies is 1665 km (1041 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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