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.

Spanair Flight 5022
Spanair - McDonnell Douglas MD-82 (DC-9-82).jpg
EC-HFP, the aircraft involved, in July 2008
Accident
Date20 August 2008 (2008-08-20)
SummaryCrashed on take-off due to improper flaps and slat selection
SiteMadrid–Barajas Airport, Madrid, Spain
40°31′48″N 003°34′13″W / 40.53000°N 3.57028°W / 40.53000; -3.57028Coordinates: 40°31′48″N 003°34′13″W / 40.53000°N 3.57028°W / 40.53000; -3.57028
Aircraft
Aircraft typeMcDonnell Douglas MD-82
Aircraft nameSunbreeze
OperatorSpanair
IATA flight No.JK5022
ICAO flight No.JKK5022
Call signSPANAIR 5022
RegistrationEC-HFP
Flight originBarcelona–El Prat Airport
StopoverMadrid–Barajas Airport
DestinationGran Canaria Airport
Occupants172
Passengers166
Crew6
Fatalities154
Injuries18
Survivors18

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

Victims[change | change source]

Memorial plaque commemorating the 154 victims of JK5022
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