Name: DC-3 Spantax EC-ACX
Type: Airplane DC-3 – C47 A
Width: 28.96m wing span
Crash date: 16-09-1966
People: 24 passengers and 3 crew members
Built at: Douglas 75DL – SN: 19410, first flight in 1944 – 1959 to Spantax
Reason crash: Engine problems in the No.1 left
Location: El Sauzal, Tenerife
Depth: 33m – wings, engines and landing gear and part of fuselage are visible
The plane 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.
Unfortunately there was 1 victim, the rest of the passengers and crew were rescued.
DC-3 Airplane is a wreck what is not yet included in the WMP – Wrecks Mapping Project, more info about WMP.
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