ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-53-DO (DC-3) EC-CAZ Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD)
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Date:Wednesday 12 June 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53-DO (DC-3)
Registration: EC-CAZ
MSN: 4832
First flight: 1941
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 26
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) (   Spain)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD), Spain
Destination airport:Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN/LEBL), Spain
A Douglas C-53 operated by Iberia burned out following a forced landing immediately after takeoff from Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD).
The airplane operated on a passenger service from Lisbon, Portugal to Barcelona, Spain, with an intermediate stop at Madrid. Short after takeoff, one of the engine caught fire. A forced landing was carried out in an area named Alameda de Osuna, close to the airport. All on board were able to vacate the aircraft before it was destroyed by fire.

Forced landing on runway

» ABC (Madrid) 13 June 1946


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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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