Airplane Crash - Near Arbucias, Gerona, Spain 07/03/1970

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Arbucias, Gerona, Spain


Date07/03/1970
Time19:05
LocationNear Arbucias, Gerona, Spain
OperatorDan Air Services
RouteManchester - Barcelona
Typede Havilland Comet 4
RegistrationG-APDN
Cn/In06415
Aboard112
Fatalities112
Ground0
SummaryDue to heavy traffic, the flight was diverted from the planned route. The aircraft failed to follow the assigned airway and crashed into a cloud obscured Montseny Mountain while on approach. The deviation from the assigned airway may have been caused by malfunctioning equipment. In addition, the ATC did not realize the aircraft was deviating from its assigned course.

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