Spanair Flight 5022

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Spanair Flight 5022 was a passenger flight from Barcelona, Spain to Gran Canaria via Madrid. On 20 August 2008 the McDonnell Douglas MD-82 operating this route crashed after take-off from runway 36L at Barajas Airport. 154 passengers and crew on-board died, and only leaving only 18 survivors.

The cause of the crash was pilot error due to failure to configure the flaps and slats for take-off.


Nationality Passengers Crew Total
 Argentina 1 0 1
 Australia 1 0 1
 Bolivia 1 0 1
 Brazil 2 0 2
 Bulgaria 1 0 1
 Canada 1 0 1
 Finland 1 0 1
 France 2 0 2
 Gambia 1 0 1
 Germany 5 0 5
 Indonesia 1 0 1
 Italy 1 0 1
 Japan 1 0 1
 Mauritania 1 0 1
 Mexico 1 0 1
 Netherlands 1 0 1
 Portugal 1 0 1
 Spain 148 6 154
 Sweden 1 0 1
 Turkey 1 0 1
 United Kingdom 1 0 1
 United States 2 0 2
Total 166 6 172