Aviaco Flight 118
Sister-ship to the accident aircraft, seen at le Bourget airport in August 1974
|Date||13 August 1973|
Controlled flight into terrain
|Fatalities||85 + 1|
|Aircraft type||Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle|
|Flight origin||Madrid-Barajas Airport, Madrid, Spain|
|Destination||Alvedro Airport, A Coruña, Spain|
Aviaco Flight 118 was a Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle operated by Aviaco airlines that crashed in the village of Montrove, Spain on 13 August 1973, while attempting to land at Alvedro Airport in heavy fog. The aircraft crashed into an abandoned farmhouse approximately 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from the airport. All 85 persons on board perished in the crash and subsequent fire. One person in the village also died.
Flight 118 was a seasonal daily flight from Madrid to A Coruña favoured by tourists. Local news reports indicated that AV-118 was a special "vacation flight" run by Aviaco during the summer season, so as to provide easy access to Galicia's numerous ocean-side resorts.
- Accident description at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 2009-10-22.
- "No ha habido supervivientes en el accidente aereo de La Coruña." (PDF). ABC (Spain) (Madrid, Spain). August 14, 1973. p. 11. Retrieved 2014-03-10.
- "Jet Crashes in Spain" (PDF). Ruston Daily Leader (Ruston, Louisiana). UPI. August 13, 1973. p. 1. Retrieved 2009-10-22. Transcript.
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