Accident description
Last updated: 30 September 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 3 March 1978
Time:17:25
Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63
Operator:Iberia
Registration: EC-BMX
C/n / msn: 45930/378
First flight: 1968
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 211
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 222
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Santiago De Compostela Airport (SCQ) (   Spain) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD), Spain
Destination airport:Santiago De Compostela Airport (SCQ/LEST), Spain
Flightnumber: 575
Narrative:
Touched down far down the runway after a high approach, aquaplaned off the runway, dropped into a hollow 20m deep and caught fire.

Sources:
» Jet-Airliner-Unfalle seit 1952 / J-A Richer, Chr. Wolf


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Distance from Madrid-Barajas Airport to Santiago De Compostela Airport as the crow flies is 480 km (300 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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