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|
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI-R
|C/n / msn:||163|
|Engines:||2 Rolls-Royce Avon 533R|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 98 / Occupants: 98|
|Total:||Fatalities: 104 / Occupants: 104|
|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|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Valencia Airport (VLC/LEVC), Spain|
|Destination airport:||Ibiza Airport (IBZ/LEIB), Spain|
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.