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Accident description
Last updated: 10 October 2015
Date:Friday 7 January 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic S210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VIR
Registration: EC-ATV
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
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.
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


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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 Networkĺs 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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