DC 3 airplane wreck
Name: DC-3 Spantax EC-ACX.
Type: Airplane DC-3 – C47 A.
Length: 19.65 meter.
Width: 28.96 meter wing span.
Crash date: 16 September 1966.
People: 24 passengers and 3 crew members.
Built at: Douglas 75DL, SN: 19410, first flight in 1944 and in 1959 to Spantax.
Reason crash: Engine problems in the No.1 left.
Location: El Sauzal, Tenerife.
Depth: 33 meter, wings, engines and landing gear and part of fuselage are still visible.
- The DC-3 was flying for Iberia and leased from Spantax.
- Shortly after take off from Los Rodeos airport and heading for Las Palmas the pilot encounter problems with the left engine and decided to ditch the plane 300m from the shore from El Sauzal.
- Unfortunately there was 1 victim, the rest of the passengers and crew were rescued.
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