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Accident description
Last updated: 18 November 2017
Date:Saturday 30 September 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-1-DK (DC-3)
Registration: EC-AQE
C/n / msn: 25641/14196
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) (   Spain)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD), Spain
Destination airport:?
The DC-3 rotated too quickly at 65-70 knots when the student pilot pulled back on the control wheel abruptly. The no. 1 engine then lost power, which caused the aircraft to stall and crash left of the runway.


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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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