Binter Mediterraneo

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Binter Mediterraneo
IATA ICAO Callsign
Ceased operations29 August 2001
Hubs Málaga Airport
Headquarters Málaga, Spain
Malaga Airport, where Binter's head office was located Malaga aeropuerto.jpg
Málaga Airport, where Binter's head office was located
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Binter Mediterraneo CN-235.
Binter Mediterraneo CN-235 in Malaga, Spain. Binter Mediterraneo CASA CN-235-100 EC-GEJ.jpg
Binter Mediterraneo CN-235 in Malaga, Spain.

Binter Mediterraneo was a Spanish airline with its head office in the Domestic Departures area of Málaga Airport in Málaga, Spain., [1] the airline was created in 1988 in the likeness of Binter Canarias, another a subsidiary of Iberia LAE. Binter Mediterraneo was based in Madrid and operated a fleet that consisted of five CASA CN-235 aircraft.


Binter Mediterraneo linked the city of Melilla to Málaga, Almeria, Valencia and in its last year, with Madrid. Binter ceased operations after one of its planes crashed on 29 August 2001 in the vicinity of Málaga airport while performing the Melilla-Malaga route. [2] It was sold by Iberia in June 2001 to its franchise Air Nostrum, owned by Nefinsa .

Air Nostrum, an independent Iberia franchise operator, acquired Binter Mediterraneo in 2001 and absorbed its operations. It replaced the remaining CN-235s with ATR-72s.


On 29 August 2001 Binter Mediterráneo Flight 8261 (registration EC-FBC) crash-landed next to N-340, some 200 meters short of the runway 32 at Málaga Airport at Málaga, Spain. The pilot reported to Málaga Air Traffic Control, while on final approach, the aircraft's left engine had failed, and that he would have to perform an emergency landing. The plane descended, hitting the first edge lights and stopping right next to the N-340. Subsequent investigation into the accident revealed that, shortly after the initial engine failure, the First Officer inadvertently shut down both of the aircraft's engines, leading to a total loss of power. Four out of the 44 people on board were killed, including the pilot Capt. Fdez. Ruano. [3] The aircraft was scrapped. [4]

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  2. ASN Aircraft accident CASA 235-200 EC-FBC Málaga Airport (AGP) Aviation Safety Network
  4. Binter Méditerraneo Crashes at Málaga Airport