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Date:Monday 19 March 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic CV99 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-990-30A-5 Coronado
Registration: EC-BZP
MSN: 30-10-18
First flight: 1962
Engines: 4 General Electric CJ805-23
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 51
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 58
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Las Palmas-Airport de Gran Canaria (LPA) (   Spain)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Las Palmas-Airport de Gran Canaria (LPA/GCLP), Spain
Destination airport:Tenerife-Sur Reina Sofia Airport (TFS/GCTS), Spain
Spantax flight 815 departed Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain on a service to Tenerife and Sevilla. On approach to Tenerife the left-hand main landing gear failed to extend. The captain decided to return to Las Palmas after emergency extension of the undercarriage failed. A landing was made on a foam-covered runway.

Gear-up landing
Forced landing on runway

» Ministerio de Fomento
» El Pais, 20 March 1984


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Distance from Las Palmas-Airport de Gran Canaria to Tenerife-Sur Reina Sofia Airport as the crow flies is 116 km (73 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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