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Crash of an Airspeed AS.65 Consul in Zalamea la Real

Date & Time: Sep 1, 1955
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EC-AJX
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
3362
YOM:
1946
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was conducting an aerial photo mission when an engine caught fire in-flight. The pilot decided to attempt an emergency landing and the aircraft eventually crash landed in a field located in Zalamea la Real and came to rest in flames. All three occupants were injured and the aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
Engine fire in-flight.