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Datum:Mittwoch 5 Mai 1965
Zeit:21:17
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation
Fluggesellschaft:Iberia
Kennzeichen: EC-AIN
Werknummer: 4550
Baujahr: 1954
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 9
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 24 / Insassen: 40
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 30 / Insassen: 49
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Tenerife-Los Rodeos International Airport (TCI) (   Spanien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD), Spanien
Flug nach:Tenerife-Los Rodeos International Airport (TCI/GCXO), Spanien
Flugnummer:IB401
Unfallbericht:
The aircraft had been cleared for a runway 30 approach when the approach controller informed the crew that visibility was below minima with clouds 6/8 stratus from 0-30 m.
The pilot made a very low run and initiated a go-around and made another approach to land. The crew had to go around again but the aircraft struck a scraper and a tractor located 50 m from the runway edge. The Constellation crashed and broke up in farmland.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot-in-command should have proceeded in view of the adverse weather conditions prevailing at the airport, which he should have appreciated during his first fly-past. His partial view of the airport and the glow of lights must have induced him to make a new attempt with the consequences described above."

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Circular 88-AN/74 (100-103)


Fotos

photo of Lockheed-L-1049G-Super-Constellation-EC-AIN
accident date: 05-05-1965
type: Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation
registration: EC-AIN
photo of Lockheed-L-1049G-Super-Constellation-EC-AIN
accident date: 05-05-1965
type: Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation
registration: EC-AIN
photo of Lockheed-L-1049G-Super-Constellation-EC-AIN
accident date: 05-05-1965
type: Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation
registration: EC-AIN
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Madrid-Barajas Airport to Tenerife-Los Rodeos International Airport as the crow flies is 1760 km (1100 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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