Accident description
Last updated: 20 September 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 30 March 1992
Time:20:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Operator:Aviaco
Registration: EC-BYH
C/n / msn: 47556/657
First flight: 1972
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 94
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 99
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Granada Airport (GRX) (   Spain) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD), Spain
Destination airport:Granada Airport (GRX/LEGR), Spain
Flightnumber: 231
Narrative:
The DC-9 landed hard on runway 09, 50m past the threshold with 11 knots tailwind. The aircraft bounced and landed back 360m further on after manual spoiler deployment. All the tires blew out and the fuselage broke in two between Stations 756 & 760.
A vertical acceleration of 4.49g on the first impact and 4.79g on the second impact were recorded.


Sources:
» ICAO Adrep 4/95 (#19)
» Scramble 155


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Distance from Madrid-Barajas Airport to Granada Airport as the crow flies is 365 km (228 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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