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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 3 December 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic B170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol 170 Freighter 31M
Operator:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: 9696
C/n / msn: 12829
First flight:
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 734
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 14
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:ca 8 km from Marville RCAF Station (   France)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Grostenquin RCAF Station, France
Destination airport:Marville RCAF Station, France
Narrative:
A Bristol 170 Freighter transport plane was destroyed when it crashed on a heavily wooded hillside near Marville RCAF Station, France. All four crew members survived but only three of the ten passengers survived
The Royal Canadian Air Force plane departed Grostenquin RCAF Station, France at 11:00 on a flight to London, UK with a stop at Marville RCAF Station.
It crashed in a fog-shrouded forest during a GCA approach to Marville.

Sources:
» Fatal stop at Marville / Archie Graham (Airforce magazine Vol. 11 no. 4)


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Grostenquin RCAF Station to Marville RCAF Station as the crow flies is 106 km (66 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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