2008 August 20 - Spanair Flight 5022

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2008 August 20 - Spanair Flight 5022

Post by planeanxiety » Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:36 pm

Spanair Flight 5022 (JK5022) was a scheduled domestic passenger flight from Barcelona–El Prat Airport to Gran Canaria Airport, Spain, via Madrid–Barajas Airport that crashed just after take-off from runway 36L at Madrid Airport at 14:24 CEST (12:24 UTC) on 20 August 2008. The aircraft was a McDonnell Douglas MD-82, registration EC-HFP. Of the 172 passengers and crew on board, 154 died and 18 survived.

It was the only fatal accident for Spanair (part of the SAS Group) in the 25-year history of the company, and the 14th fatal accident and 24th hull loss involving McDonnell Douglas MD-80 series aircraft. It was Spain's deadliest accident since the 1983 crash of Avianca Flight 011.

The accident further worsened Spanair's already negative image at the time[4] and exacerbated its financial difficulties. Spanair subsequently ceased operations on 27 January 2012.

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