Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives
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Crash of a Bristol 170 Freighter 21E in Mahón

Accident description

  • Nov 24, 1949
  • EC-ADK
  • Landing (descent or approach)
  • Scheduled Revenue Flight
  • Yes
  • Airport (less than 10 km from airport)
  • Barcelona – Mahón
  • 12777
  • 1946
  • AO201
  • Mahón, Balearic Islands
  • Spain
  • Europe
  • 4
  • 0
  • 22
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • Apparently following a wrong approach configuration, the aircraft landed very hard. Unable to stop within the remaining distance, it overran, lost its undercarriage and the right engine before coming to rest. All 26 occupants were unhurt while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.