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Spantax Flight 995

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Location type: Event
Location address: España, Málaga
Number of texts: 1
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Spantax Flight 995 was a charter flight from Madrid-Barajas Airport to New York via Malaga Airport. When the aircraft was rolling for take-off, the pilot felt a strong vibration and aborted the take-off. The flightcrew lost control of the aircraft and were unable to stop in the runway available and the aircraft overran the runway, hit an airfield aerial installation, losing an engine, then crossed the Malaga–Torremolinos Highway, hitting a number of vehicles before finally hitting a railway embankment and bursting into flames. An emergency evacuation of the aircraft was carried out but 50 on board died of both burns and other injuries. A further 110 persons were hospitalized.

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