Date & Time: May 25, 1948 at 1542 LT
Type of aircraft:
Douglas C-47 Skytrain (DC-3)
Landing (descent or approach)
Madrid - Madrid
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew was completing a local training sortie in Madrid AFB. On final approach, the twin engine aircraft collided with a private Luscombe that just took off from the same runway. Both aircraft went out of control and crashed near the runway threshold. All four crew members on board the C-47 and the pilot of the Luscombe were killed.
The pilot of the Luscombe started the takeoff procedure without authorization from ATC. At the time of the collision, the crew of the C-47 just received the permission to land from ATC.