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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 2 February 1944
Time:17:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-2-115J
Operator:Iberia
Registration: EC-AAC
C/n / msn: 1521/F35
First flight: 1936
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:El Prat de Llobregat (   Spain)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD), Spain
Destination airport:Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN/LEBL), Spain
Narrative:
The DC-2 named "Vara de Rey" impacted a house while on approach to Barcelona-El Prat Airport in Spain.

Sources:
» La Vanguardia 4 February 1944, p4
» El Orden, 3 Feb 1944
» Golden Years of Aviation


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Distance from Madrid-Barajas Airport to Barcelona-El Prat Airport as the crow flies is 479 km (300 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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