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Date:Sunday 18 February 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Registration: EC-BIQ
MSN: 47092/222
First flight: 1967
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 82
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 89
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Menorca-Mahón Airport (MAH) (   Spain)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI/LEPA), Spain
Destination airport:Menorca-Mahón Airport (MAH/LEMH), Spain
The DC-9 was on an ILS approach to runway 01 at Menorca-Mahón Airport (MAH), Spain, when sight of the runway was lost. A go-around was initiated but the aircraft touched down hard (+3.56g) before climbing away. The flight returned to Palma de Mallorca were a safe landing was carried out.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: The captain ordered the co-pilot to go around in a non-standard way, which was not understood by the co-pilot.

Runway mishap



photo of DC-9-32-EC-BIQ
accident date: 18-02-1990
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
registration: EC-BIQ

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 Menorca-Mahón Airport as the crow flies is 130 km (81 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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