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Accident
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Datum:Samstag 29 Juli 1950
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol 170 Freighter 21
Fluggesellschaft:Compagnie Air Transport - CAT
Kennzeichen: F-BENF
Werknummer: 12738
Baujahr: 1946
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 22 / Insassen: 22
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 26 / Insassen: 26
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Tanezrouft (   Algerien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Algiers-Maison Blanche Airport (ALG/DAAG), Algerien
Flug nach:Gao Airport (GAQ/GAGO), Mali
Unfallbericht:
Crashed following a wing failure.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "An explosion in the wing compartment containing the main starboard fuel tank. This explosion tore off part of the upper wing surface which started a vibration of the wing structure which then caused multiple failures in flight."



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Distance from Algiers-Maison Blanche Airport to Gao Airport as the crow flies is 2280 km (1425 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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