This aircraft was damaged beyond repair while landing at Vigo on 21 March 1994. The left wing hit the approach lights of runway 20. The DC-9 touched down about 50m short of the runway, causing both main gear to separate. The aircraft slid for 580m and came to rest with a ruptured right-wing rear spar web. This caused the opening of the integral right wing fuel tank, allowing fuel to escape and feed a post-crash fire. All 116 persons on board survived.
As a part of the Aviaco sponsorship of Spanish cycling tour (La Vuelta) some of their aircraft wore stickers with cyclists running alongside the cheatline. Despite the merger with Iberia, this DC-9 was never painted in the Spanish flag airline livery.