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Last updated: 23 October 2017
Datum:zaterdag 3 mei 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-256 (Adv)
Registratie: EC-DDV
Constructienummer: 21778/1490
Bouwjaar: 1979-05-31 (6 years 11 months)
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 8
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 149
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 157
Schade: Licht
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH) (   Zwitserland)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Málaga Airport (AGP/LEMG), Spanje
Vliegveld van aankomst:Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH/LSZH), Zwitserland
Iberia flight IB588 from Málaga, Spain, was damaged in a landing accident at Zürich-Kloten Airport, Switzerland. The aircraft scraped the right hand wing during landing. There were no injuries.

Probable Cause:

CAUSES (translated from German):
The landing accident with ground contact of the wing can be attributed to:
- Erroneous approach to the wrong runway due to
.. Unfavorable VOR/DME approach procedure whose line runs exactly in the direction of the runway threshold of the wrong runway
.. Failure to mention the notorious confusion possibility of both runways when carrying out the VOR/DME procedure
.. Late control of the assigned runway by the pilots.
- Failure to execute a go around after realizing the runway confusion
- Unstabilized final approach due to corrective maneuvers towards the assigned runway.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BFU Switzerlnd
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 8 months
Accident number: Nr. 1247
Download report: Final report


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Málaga Airport en Zürich-Kloten Airport bedraagt 1597 km (998 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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