Spanair regrets to confirm that 164 passengers and 9 crew were on board its flight JK5022, which was involved in an accident in Madrid today.
The accident occurred at 14:45 local time during take off, aircraft type MD-82.
The names of the passengers and crew on board the aircraft will not be released until all next-of-kin has been notified, and a special help-line number has been established for relatives and friends seeking information about those who may have been on board. The number is +34 800 400 200.
A team of specially trained Spanair personnel is being assembled in Palma de Majorca, and will fly to Madrid later today to provide support and assistance at the scene.
Spanair is doing everything possible to help the Spanish authorities at this difficult time.
Spanair will provide further information as soon as it becomes available and will hold a press conference at Meliá Avenida de América hotel in Madrid at 18:00 local time.
Friends & Relatives phone only: +34 800 400 200
Media only: +34 91 625 87 03