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Last updated: 18 September 2020
Datum:Donnerstag 6 Juli 1972
Zeit:ca 02:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC85 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-8-52
Kennzeichen: EC-ARA
Werknummer: 45617/136
Baujahr: 1961
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 10 / Insassen: 10
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 10 / Insassen: 10
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:21 km (13.1 Meilen) E vom Land entfernt von Arinaga, Las Palmas, Canary Islands (   Spanien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD), Spanien
Flug nach:Las Palmas-Airport de Gran Canaria (LPA/GCLP), Spanien
Flugnummer: 331
Crashed into the sea and sank to a depth of 1560 m.
The aircraft was ferried to Las Palmas to pick up tourists for a flight to Hamburg.

» Constantino Rubio Lorenzo, mito y leyenda / Juan Carlos Diaz Lorenzo


photo of DC-8-52-EC-ARA
accident date: 06-07-1972
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-52
registration: EC-ARA

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 Las Palmas-Airport de Gran Canaria as the crow flies is 1754 km (1096 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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