Airplane Crash - Near La Corunda, Spain 08/13/1973

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near La Corunda, Spain


Date08/13/1973
Time11:40
LocationNear La Corunda, Spain
OperatorAviaco
Flight #116
RouteMadrid - La Coruna
TypeSud-Aviation Caravelle 10-R
RegistrationEC-BIC
Cn/In225/224
Aboard85
Fatalities85
Ground5
SummaryThe aircraft experienced two missing landing attempts. On the third try, the crew tried to descent below minimum safe altitude to make visual contact with the ground. The right wing clipped trees and the aircraft crashed about 2 m from the runway. Attempting to land in meteorological conditions that were below minima.

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