Airplane Crash - Near Nantes, France 03/05/1973

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Nantes, France


Date03/05/1973
Time13:50
LocationNear Nantes, France
OperatorLineas Aereas de Espana/Spantax SA Transportes
Flight #504/400
RoutePalma de Mallorca - London
TypeMD Douglas DC-9-32/Convair CV-990A
RegistrationEC-BII/EC-BJC
Cn/In47077/148 /30-10-22
Aboard182
Fatalities68
Ground0
SummaryMidair collision. Convair crew improperly assessed collision-course situation. Contributing factor was poor quality of radio transmissions. All sixty-eight aboard the DC-9 were killed while the Convair landed safely.

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