48 Years ago today: On 7 January 1972 an Iberia Caravelle struck a mountain while on a straight-in-approach to Ibiza, Spain, killing all 104 occupants.

Date: Friday 7 January 1972
Time: 12:10
Type:
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI-R
Operator: Iberia
Registration: EC-ATV
C/n / msn: 163
First flight: 1963
Engines:Rolls-Royce Avon 533R
Crew: Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers: Fatalities: 98 / Occupants: 98
Total: Fatalities: 104 / Occupants: 104
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: ca 15 km W of Ibiza Airport (IBZ) (   Spain)
Crash site elevation: 385 m (1263 feet) amsl
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature: Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport: Valencia Airport (VLC/LEVC), Spain
Destination airport: Ibiza Airport (IBZ/LEIB), Spain
Flightnumber: IB602

Narrative:
A Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VIR passenger jet was destroyed when it struck a mountainside of the Sierra de Atalayasa, near Ibiza Airport (IBZ), Spain. All 104 on board were killed.
Flight 602 had departed Madrid (MAD) on a domestic service to Valencia (VLC) and Ibiza Airport (IBZ). While flying an approach to runway 07 at Ibiza, the airplane struck a 415 m high mountain, 30 m below the summit.