Date & Time: Jun 12, 1946 at 1130 LT
Type of aircraft:
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Lisbon – Madrid – Barcelona
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Shortly after takeoff from Madrid-Barajas Airport, while climbing to a height of 50 meters, one of the engine exploded. The captain decided to reduce his altitude and attempted an emergency landing in a field located in Alameda de Osuna, some 3 km southeast of the airfield. After touchdown, the aircraft skidded for several yards and came to rest in flames. Four passengers were slightly injured while the copilot was seriously wounded. All other occupants were unhurt while the aircraft was destroyed by fire.
Engine caught fire during initial climb.