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Last updated: 27 January 2022
Datum:Samstag 2 Mai 1959
Zeit:21:12 UTC
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3)
Kennzeichen: OE-FDA
Werknummer: 13332
Baujahr: 1943
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Mallorca, Alfabia Peak (   Spanien)
Flugphase: Unbekannt (UNK)
Betriebsart:Internationaler außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI/LEPA), Spanien
Flug nach:Wien-Schwechat International Airport (VIE/LOWW), Österreich
The DC-3 was on a return trip to Palma when it took off again for Vienna after 90-minute stopover. The flight reported at 3000 feet and was then instructed to report at FL90 or when leaving the Palma area. Just two minutes later the aircraft struck Alfabia Peak at 3300 feet.
PROBABLE CAUSE: "It was concluded that the aircraft crashed as a result of insufficient altitude while flying at normal climb power."

» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 62-AN/57 (117)


photo of Douglas-C-47A-1-DK-OE-FDA
accident date: 02-05-1959
type: Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3)
registration: OE-FDA

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Palma de Mallorca Airport to Wien-Schwechat International Airport as the crow flies is 1448 km (905 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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