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Last updated: 25 October 2020
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Date:Friday 12 October 1962
Time:14:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-440-62
Operator:Iberia
Registration: EC-ATB
C/n / msn: 443
First flight: 1957
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:ca 24 km NE of Carmona (   Spain)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Valencia Airport (VLC/LEVC), Spain
Destination airport:Sevilla Airport (SVQ/LEZL), Spain
Narrative:
The aircraft operated on a domestic passenger service from Barcelona to Valencia and Sevilla, Spain. It took off from Valencia at 12:30 hours local time, expecting to arrive at Sevilla at 14:33.
The aircraft impacted a hillside while descending through fog towards Sevilla Airport.

Sources:
» ABC 13-10-1962


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Distance from Valencia Airport to Sevilla Airport as the crow flies is 521 km (325 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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Convair CV-440

  • 233 built
  • 5th loss
  • 4th fatal accident
  • 2nd worst accident (at the time)
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