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Last updated: 31 July 2021
Fecha:miércoles 19 agosto 1959
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-30-DK Dakota 6
Operador:Transair Ltd.
Registración: G-AMZD
Numéro de série: 32860/16112
Año de Construcción: 1945
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 29 / Ocupantes: 29
Total:Fatalidades: 32 / Ocupantes: 32
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Barcelona (   España)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN/LEBL), España
Aeropuerto de Llegada:London-Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK), Reino Unido
The C-47 was climbing to its cruising altitude when, 19 minutes after takeoff, it entered a cloud and crashed into a mountain at an altitude of 5600 feet. It appeared that the aircraft was flying 10nm off course.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "From an examination of the evidence it can be concluded that the accident was caused through 'Infringement of the regulations and instructions in force for flight over national territory or of the international standards which are in force in Spain'. As it does not appear from the evidence that Spanish Air Traffic personnel failed in any way in the performance of their duties, or that there was any defect in air navigation aids, the Air Minister has resolved to close the case without allocating responsibility."

» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 62-AN/57 (167)


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Distance from Barcelona-El Prat Airport to London-Gatwick Airport as the crow flies is 1101 km (688 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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