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Accident
Last updated: 13 December 2017
Estado:
Fecha:sábado 29 julio 1950
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol 170 Freighter 21
Operador:Compagnie Air Transport - CAT
Registración: F-BENF
Numéro de série: 12738
Año de Construcción: 1946
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 22 / Ocupantes: 22
Total:Fatalidades: 26 / Ocupantes: 26
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Tanezrouft (   Argelia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Algiers-Maison Blanche Airport (ALG/DAAG), Argelia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Gao Airport (GAQ/GAGO), Mali
Descripción:
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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