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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:
Date:Sunday 11 April 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic B170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol 170 Freighter 21E
Operator:Compagnie Air Transport - CAT
Registration: F-BENG
C/n / msn: 12812
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Los Barrios (   Spain)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Gibraltar-North Front Airport (GIB/LXGB), Gibraltar
Destination airport:Casablanca (unknown airport), Morocco
Narrative:
The Bristol 170 crewmembers climbed straight ahead instead of making a procedure turn to the left following takeoff. The aircraft crashed into a mountain at 2500-3000 feet altitude.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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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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