View Full Version : Plane crash at Bilbao

14th Jan 2002, 13:16
According to spanish TV News, an EMB 120 Ibertrans cargo/courier company crash on mountain 18 NM to runway at BIO at 06,30 utc. Flight departed MAD with 3 crew.
<a href="http://www.terra.es/actualidad/sociedad/" target="_blank">http://www.terra.es/actualidad/sociedad/</a>

ATC Watcher
14th Jan 2002, 15:47
Fantastic journalism again.
The Terra news ( link above ) refers to a EB110, shows a photo of a C141 ( small difference in size !) and speaks about Airline known for deficiencies in maintenance !
If they wanted to frighten the public they could do no better !

15th Jan 2002, 02:04
a/c involved was: EC-GTJ EMB120RT(F) 24 Ibertrans Aerea

AP says: A small cargo plane with three crew members crashed into the hills outside this northern port city in Spain on Monday. The plane, a twin-engine Embraer 120 owned by the cargo company Ibertrans, was flying from Madrid to Bilbao when it went out of control about 20
minutes before it was due to arrive at 7:30 a.m., police said. Police said the plane crashed into a hill near the village of Zaldibar, 30 miles outside Bilbao. It was not immediately known if the three crew had survived.

15th Jan 2002, 13:30

Regretably, Aviation Safety Network has all three crew as fatalities.