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Accident description
Last updated: 25 October 2016
Date:Friday 3 March 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63
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)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD), Spain
Destination airport:Santiago De Compostela Airport (SCQ/LEST), Spain
Touched down far down the runway after a high approach, aquaplaned off the runway, dropped into a hollow 20 m deep and caught fire.

» Jet-Airliner Unfälle seit 1952 / J. Richter, 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 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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