Narrative:A Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VIR passenger jet was destroyed when it struck a mountainside of the Sierra de Atalayasa, near Ibiza Airport (IBZ), Spain. All 104 on board were killed.
|Date:||Friday 7 January 1972|
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VIR
|C/n / msn:|| 163|
|First flight:|| 1963|
|Engines:|| 2 Rolls-Royce Avon 533R|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 98 / Occupants: 98|
|Total:||Fatalities: 104 / Occupants: 104 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||ca 15 km W of Ibiza Airport (IBZ) ( Spain)
|Crash site elevation:|| 385 m (1263 feet) amsl |
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Valencia Airport (VLC/LEVC), Spain|
|Destination airport:||Ibiza Airport (IBZ/LEIB), Spain|
Flight 602 had departed Madrid (MAD) on a domestic service to Valencia (VLC) and Ibiza Airport (IBZ). While flying an approach to runway 07 at Ibiza, the airplane struck a 415 m high mountain, 30 m below the summit.
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain
» Brabants Nieuwsblad 8-1-1972
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 Valencia Airport to Ibiza Airport as the crow flies is 173 km (108 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.