Iberia Airlines Flight 401

Iberia Airlines Flight 401Wednesday May 5, 1965
The pilot, who saw the beginning of the runway clearly, but not the rest of it, decided to make a very low run after which he re-applied power for a go-around. After starting his go-around, the aircraft struck a tractor located 50 meters from the runway edge. Heavily damaged, the plane crashed on the western edge of the diversion canal of the Rodeo gorge. Decision not to divert to Las Palmas in view of the weather conditions.

Crash Details

DateWednesday May 5, 1965
LocationTenerife, Canary Islands, Spain Canary Islands
Passengers40
Crew9
Fatalities30
Survivors19
Aircraft TypeLockheed 1049G-55 Super Constellation
OperatorIberia Airlines
RegistrationEC-AIN
Flight OriginMadrid
Flight Destination Tenerife
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain Canary Islands
Iberia Airlines
Lockheed 1049G-55 Super Constellation
1965