(Mirror Numbers 20.08-2008)
Madrid Plane Crash
Details accurate as at Friday 29 August 2008.
Date: Wednesday 20 August 2008 - 20-08.2008
Type: McDonnell Douglas MD-82
Operator: Spanair subsidiary of SAS (Scandinavian Airlines Systems) - This is why U join the SAS.
First flight: 1993-11-01
Passengers: Fatalities: 149 / Occupants: 166
Total: Fatalities: 154 / Occupants: 172
Location: Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) (Spain)
Departure airport: MAD - Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD), Spain
Destination airport: LPA - Las Palmas-Airport de Gran Canaria (LPA/GCLP), Spain
Flight number: JK 5022 / LH 2554 (Code share flight with Lufthansa LH 2554)
Narrative: Spanair flight JK 5022/LH 2554 had been cleared for takeoff on runway 36L at Madrid-Barajas (MAD). On takeoff the struck the runway and the airplane went off the runway, continuing over rough terrain. It became briefly airborne for three times after crossing due to the unevenness of the terrain. It came to rest 1200m further on near a stream. The airplane caught fire.
Operator: Spanair S.A. is an airline based in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. It is a subsidiary of SAS Scandinavian Airlines Systems that provides a scheduled passenger network within Spain and Europe, with an extension to West Africa. Worldwide charters are also flown for tour companies. Its main base is Son Sant Joan Airport, with hubs at Barajas International Airport, Madrid and El Prat International Airport, Barcelona. It employs 2535 staff.
Statistics for McDonald Douglas
Plane Crash Information Websites
Spanair JK 5022 - http://www.spanair.com/web/en-gb/About-Spanair/Spanair-News/Regarding-flight-number-JK-50222/
Aviation Safety Network - http://aviation-safety.net/index.php
PlanecrashInfo - http://www.planecrashinfo.com/
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Bomb Threats / Security Scares / False Alarms
ZURICH, Aug. 23, 2008 (Reuters) — Swiss International Air Lines said on Saturday 23 August 2008 that flight LX 2114 from (ZRH) Zurich to (AGP) Malaga in Spain was diverted to (GVA) Geneva following a bomb threat. The Airbus A320 landed safely in Geneva. The airline later said that police found no explosive devices on the plane. "This has been a false alarm," a spokesman for the airline told Reuters.
Spanair Emergency Landing
MADRID - SPANAIR, the airline involved in a crash last month that killed 154 people in Madrid, had a technical problem on Thursday 4 September with one of its planes that had to make an unscheduled landing, a spokesman said. Flight JK4113 from Spain's Mediterranean holiday island of (IBZ) Ibiza, Spain to (LIS) Lisbon, Portugal with 163 passengers on board landed on the neighbouring island of Mallorca because of a still undetermined technical problem, he said. The plane left Ibiza at 0715 GMT (3.15 pm) and was diverted to (PMI) Mallorca less than an hour later. The passengers were then put on another plane to continue their journey to the Portuguese capital.
Spanair Flight has Unscheduled Emergency Landing - Thursday 4 September 2008