Accident description
Last updated: 21 August 2014
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 7 December 1983
Time:09:39
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-256
Operator:Iberia
Registration: EC-CFJ
C/n / msn: 20820/1019
First flight: 1974-03-01 (9 years 9 months)
Total airframe hrs:21525
Cycles:19936
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 50 / Occupants: 84
Total:Fatalities: 51 / Occupants: 93
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 42
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) (   Spain) show on map
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD), Spain
Destination airport:Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO/LIRF), Italy
Flightnumber: 350
Narrative:
Aviaco DC-9 EC-CGS taxied out for take-off in heavy fog (approx. 300m visibility) for a flight to Santander. The aircraft inadvertently taxied onto the active runway 01. At that exact same moment an Iberia Boeing 727 (EC-CFJ) was taking off and was at or near the V1 speed when the crew noticed the DC-9 in front of them. They unsuccessfully tried to take evasive action; The 727's left wing and left main gear were torn off in the collision. Both aircraft caught fire and burned out.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The unknown incursion of DC-9 on the runway 01/19, when the B727 was on take-off roll. The DC-9 was on the active runway because visibility conditions due to fog by the zone where the aircraft was taxiing, impeded to the crew obtain sufficient visual references to determine that that was not the correct run that they should realize to reach the threshold of runway 01."

Classification:
Runway incursion

Sources:
» Aviation Disasters / D. Gero (p. 179)


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Distance from Madrid-Barajas Airport to Roma-Fiumicino Airport as the crow flies is 1321 km (826 miles).

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