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Last updated: 28 October 2020
Datum:Montag 19 März 1984
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CV99 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-990-30A-5 Coronado
Kennzeichen: EC-BZP
Werknummer: 30-10-18
Baujahr: 1962
Triebwerk: 4 General Electric CJ805-23
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 51
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 58
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Las Palmas-Airport de Gran Canaria (LPA) (   Spanien)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Las Palmas-Airport de Gran Canaria (LPA/GCLP), Spanien
Flug nach:Tenerife-Sur Reina Sofia Airport (TFS/GCTS), Spanien
Spantax flight 815 departed Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain on a service to Tenerife and Sevilla. On approach to Tenerife the left-hand main landing gear failed to extend. The captain decided to return to Las Palmas after emergency extension of the undercarriage failed. A landing was made on a foam-covered runway.

» Ministerio de Fomento
» El Pais, 20 March 1984


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Distance from Las Palmas-Airport de Gran Canaria to Tenerife-Sur Reina Sofia Airport as the crow flies is 116 km (73 miles).

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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