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Last updated: 21 August 2019
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Sunday 3 November 1991
Time:03:48
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Aeromarket Express
Registration: EC-FDH
C/n / msn: 11982
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Barcelona Airport (BCN) (   Spain)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN/LEBL), Spain
Destination airport:Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI/LEPA), Spain
Narrative:
A Douglas C-47A cargo plane, EC-FDH, sustained substantial damage in an accident at Barcelona Airport (BCN), Spain. The three persons on board were not injured.
Immediately after takeoff, at a height of 200 feet, the airplane entered a sharp left turn. The pilot was able to counter the turn but the airplane lost airspeed. A forced landing was carried out, causing substantial damage to the airplane.

Sources:
» CIAIAC Ref. A-70/91


Photos

photo of Douglas-C-47A-EC-FDH
accident date: 03-11-1991
type: Douglas C-47A (DC-3)
registration: EC-FDH
 

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 Barcelona-El Prat Airport to Palma de Mallorca Airport as the crow flies is 201 km (125 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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