- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: August 28, 1973
Time: 2145
Location: Near Huete, Spain
Operator: Military - U.S. Air Force
Flight #: ?
Route: Athens - Madrid
AC Type: Lockheed C-141A
Registration: 63-8077
cn / ln: 6008
Aboard: 25   (passengers:17  crew:8)
Fatalities: 24   (passengers:17  crew:7)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft was cleared to 5,000 ft. but descended to 3,000 ft. The plane hit a ridge became airborne, rolled over and crashed inverted into a ravine. The flying crew failed to follow approach procedures and descended to an unsafe altitude following a misinterpretation of the ATC clearance. A lack of crew coordination, a wrong planned approach and crew fatigue.
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