Monday, 30th of March, 1992

– Spain

Aviaco flight 231, a domestic scheduled passenger flight from Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD), Spain, to Granada Airport (GRX/LEGR), Spain, operated with a McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32, registration EC-BYH, landed hard on runway 09, 50 m past the threshold with a tailwind of 11 knots. The aircraft bounced and landed back 360 m further on after manual spoiler deployment. All the tires blew out and the fuselage broke in two between Stations 756 & 760.

A vertical acceleration of 4.49g was recorded on the first impact and 4.79g on the second impact.

The five crew and 94 passengers survived the accident. (99 survivors)

The crash of Flight 231 is the 47th loss of a DC-9-30.