Narrative:Struck the water during the approach. The aircraft sank to a depth of 100m. Apparently the aircraft stalled when was turning to the final of runway 06, followed by a spiral and a nose dive at very low altitude with no chance for recovery.
|Date:||05 MAR 1973|
|Type:||Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle 10R|
|C/n / msn:|| 228|
|First flight:|| 1967|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||off Funchal Airport (FNC) (Portugal)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Departure airport:||Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD), Spain|
|Destination airport:||Funchal Airport (FNC/LPFU), Portugal|
There were three crew members on board: a Captain, a First Officer and a Line Check Captain. The airplane was due to fly continue to Paris from Funchal.
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 Madrid-Barajas Airport to Funchal Airport as the crow flies is 1451 km (907 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.