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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205377
Last updated: 25 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-214
Registration: EC-HTD
MSN: 1550
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 61
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD) -   Spain
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD)
Destination airport:Bilbao Airport (BIO/LEBB)
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Iberia flight IB432 suffered a loss of all fan cowl doors on both engines during departure from Madrid-Barajas Airport. The aircraft returned and landed safely.

The incident occurred during the first take-off of the day, when the aircraft was put into service with the cowlings of the two engines closed and the locking latches unlocked and unsecured; this occurred as a result of the scheduled maintenance tasks not being completed because the relay procedure had not been performed correctly during a shift changeover.
This circumstance had not been detected in the external inspection of the aircraft, carried out as part of the flight preparation, at night and in adverse weather conditions.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 years
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

21 Feb 2017 EC-HTD Vueling 0 near Málaga non
20 Sep 2017 EC-HTD Vueling 0 near Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH/LSZH) non


Photo of EC-HTD courtesy

Tenerife Norte - Los Rodeos (GCXO / TFN)
16 September 2018; (c) Photography Jc la Palma

Revision history:

30-Jan-2018 19:51 harro Added
30-Jan-2018 20:02 harro Updated [Source]

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