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Spanair MD-82 crash: no warning during takeoff with flaps and slats retracted
17 August 2009

The Spanish accident investigation board CIAIAC has issued an interim report as result of the investigation of the Spanair MD082 accident at Madrid-Barajas.
Data indicate that the take-off was performed with the flaps and slats retracted and that most probably the crew did not extend those high-lift devices for the take-off. The system designed for warning the crew of an inappropriate configuration for take-off did not activate. Based on these conclusions the CIAIAC considers that improvements should be taken in the area of design operations so that future accidents as this one can be prevented.
With the interim report 7 safety recommendations are issued. One is addressed to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), another one to the Federal Aviation Authority in the United States (FAA), four are issued both to EASA & FAA and finally there is one recommendation addressed to EASA, FAA & International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). (CIAIAC)