ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-53-DO (DC-3) F-BJBY Puerto de Andraitx, Mallorca, Spain 
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Last updated: 2 July 2022
Date:Tuesday 21 April 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53-DO (DC-3)
Operator:Hmet Exploration
Registration: F-BJBY
C/n / msn: 7390
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:24 km (15 mls) off Puerto de Andraitx, Mallorca, Spain (   Mediterranean Sea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Oran-es Senia Airport (ORN/DAOO), Algeria
Destination airport:Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (TLS/LFBO), France
Radar contact lost over the Mediterranean Sea. Not found after six days of searching.


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photo of Douglas-C-53-F-OCUY
accident date: 21-04-1981
type: Douglas C-53 (DC-3)
registration: F-OCUY

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Oran-es Senia Airport to Toulouse-Blagnac Airport as the crow flies is 900 km (563 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.

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