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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 13 August 1980
Time:21:56
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 35A
Operator:Spantax
Registration: EC-DFA
C/n / msn: 35A-196
First flight: 1978
Engines: 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2B
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 8 km N of Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI) (   Spain)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD), Spain
Destination airport:Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI/LEPA), Spain
Narrative:
Struck high ground while on a visual approach to runway 24.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» The Prescott Courier - Aug 14, 1980


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Distance from Madrid-Barajas Airport to Palma de Mallorca Airport as the crow flies is 543 km (339 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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