Airplane Crash - Madrid-Barajas, Spain 11/27/1983

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Madrid-Barajas, Spain


Date11/27/1983
Time10:06
LocationMadrid-Barajas, Spain
OperatorAVIANCA
Flight #11
RouteParis - Madrid - Bogota
TypeBoeing B-747-283B
RegistrationHK-2910
Cn/In21381
Aboard192
Fatalities181
Ground0
SummaryWhile attempting to land at Madrid, the crew intercepted the wrong ILS track which caused the pilot to initiate a right turn short of the VOR beacon. The aircraft impacted a series of hills during which the right wing broke off, the aircraft cartwheeled and broke into 5 pieces and came to rest upside down. Procedural errors by the crew including the pilot not knowing his precise position before descending, failure of the crew to take corrective action after a warning from the ground proximity warning system and deficient teamwork on the flight deck. The aircraft was named 'Magnus Viking,' LN-RNA and dry-leased from SAS.

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