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Date:Friday 7 January 1972
Time:12:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic S210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI-R
Operator:Iberia
Registration: EC-ATV
MSN: 163
First flight: 1963-06-25 (8 years 7 months)
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Avon 533R
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 98 / Occupants: 98
Total:Fatalities: 104 / Occupants: 104
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:ca 15 km W of Ibiza Airport (IBZ) (   Spain)
Crash site elevation: 385 m (1263 feet) amsl
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Valencia Airport (VLC/LEVC), Spain
Destination airport:Ibiza Airport (IBZ/LEIB), Spain
Flightnumber:IB602
Narrative:
Iberia flight 602, a Caravelle VI-R passenger jet, was destroyed when it struck a mountainside of the Sierra de Atalayasa, near Ibiza Airport (IBZ), Spain. All 104 on board were killed.
The aircraft had departed Madrid (MAD) on a domestic service to Valencia (VLC) and Ibiza Airport (IBZ). While flying an approach to runway 07 at Ibiza, the airplane struck a 415 m high mountain, 30 m below the summit.

It was determined that the pilot had failed to maintain the minimum altitude for a visual approach to runway 07

Classification:

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Photos

photo of Caravelle-VI-R-EC-ATV
accident date: 07-01-1972
type: Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI-R
registration: EC-ATV
 

Map
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 Valencia Airport to Ibiza Airport as the crow flies is 173 km (108 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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