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Last updated: 29 November 2021
Date:Sunday 21 June 1964
Time:04:00 BST
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-85-DL (DC-3)
Operator:TASSA - Trabajos Aéreos del Sahara, SA
Registration: EC-AQH
MSN: 20072
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 25
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 28
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:0,9 km (0.6 mls) off Palma de Mallorca (   Spain)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI/LEPA), Spain
Destination airport:Ibiza Airport (IBZ/LEIB), Spain
The aircraft ditched some 20 minutes after takeoff, after reporting no. 1 engine problems. Both engines stalled and a ditch was carried out 900 m offshore. The plane sank within 5 minutes.


» Ditch or crash-land?/B.W. Townshend, 1965 (55-56)


photo of Douglas-C-47A-EC-AQH
accident date: 21-06-1964
type: Douglas C-47A (DC-3)
registration: EC-AQH

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 Ibiza Airport as the crow flies is 139 km (87 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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