Accident Airbus A320-214 EC-IEF,
ASN logo
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:Wednesday 12 August 2020
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A320-214
Registration: EC-IEF
MSN: 1655
Year of manufacture:2002
Engine model:CFMI CFM56-5B4/P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:near Barcelona Airport (LEBL) -   Spain
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport (MAD/LEMD)
Destination airport:Barcelona-El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport (BCN/LEBL)
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The Airbus A320-214 aircraft, registration EC-IEF and call sign IBE11VC, took off from Adolfo Suárez Madrid Barajas airport bound for Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport.
When the aircraft was descending, proceeding directly to the TOTKI point of the STAR CASPE2N, flying over the vicinity of Reus, it crossed an area of turbulence. At that moment the fasten seat belts signal was on and the cabin crew were securing the cabin for landing as the flight crew had issued the message: Cabin Crew: Secure Cabin for Landing. The cabin crewmembers in the rear of the aircraft fell to the ground and one of them hit the galley countertop, injuring his head.
The rest of the crew and passengers were unharmed and the aircraft landed without damage.

The investigation has determined that the cause of the accident was crossing an area of undetected turbulence during the approach to Barcelona airport.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Report number: A-035/2020
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Revision history:


Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description

The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2024 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314