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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 18 February 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52
Operator:Aéronavale
Registration: 1015 / 4S-5
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Engines: 3 Bristol Hercules 739
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:10 km (6.3 mls) from Zaghouan (   Tunisia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Oran-Tafaraoui Airport (TAF/DAOL), Algeria
Destination airport:Bizerte-Sidi Ahmed Air Base (DTTB), Tunisia
Narrative:
Flew into the side of a 3600 ft high mountain at night.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Feb 20, 1954
» L'Unitá, 19-2-1954
» Mémorial des officiers de marine


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Distance from Oran-Tafaraoui Airport to Bizerte-Sidi Ahmed Air Base as the crow flies is 936 km (585 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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