Weather causing flight cancellations in Madrid

A total of 131 flights have so far had to be cancelled at Madrid-Barajas airport this morning due to the adverse weather conditions, with 67 outgoing and 64 incoming flights affected.

A time to remember

Various commemorative events are taking place throughout the country today, the first anniverasary of the tragic crash at Madrid’s Barajas airport in which 154 people lost their lives.

Snow causes temporary suspension of flights at Barajas airport in Madrid

Madrid’s Barajas airport suspended operations at 11:50 this morning due to adverse weather conditions including heavy snowfalls. The suspension is only temporary and measures are being taken to clear away the snow, but anyone flying from Barajas today should check with their travel agent to confirm the latest situation.

Barajas crash – Wing flaps wrongly deployed

The preliminary report into the tragic crash of Spanair flight 5022 at Barajas airport, in which 154 people lost their lives, concludes that the plane’s wing flaps were wrongly positioned, but a warning system failed to alert the pilots. The plane, an MD-82, reached an altitude of just 12 metres before crashing and bursting into flames, killing all but 18 …

Two more bodies recovered from flight JK5022

Firefighters have discovered the bodies of two passengers unaccounted for after the crash of Spanair flight JK5022 at Madrid’s Barajas airport. The bodies are those of a baby and an adult, bringing the death toll in the tragedy to 155. There are still 19 survivors in various hospitals, four of whom are in a critical condition and six are described …