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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
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Date:Saturday 31 May 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-85-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Air France
Registration: F-BHKV
C/n / msn: 20001
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:S of Molière (   Algeria)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Algiers-Maison Blanche Airport (ALG/DAAG), Algeria
Destination airport:Colomb-Béchar Airport (CBH/DAOC), Algeria
Narrative:
Crashed. The airplane operated on a military charter flight from Algiers to Colomb-Béchar.
The exact death toll is uncertain. Conflicting sources reported all 14 resp. 15 on board died.



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Distance from Algiers-Maison Blanche Airport to Colomb-Béchar Airport as the crow flies is 749 km (468 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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Douglas DC-3

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  • 3342nd loss
  • 1208th fatal accident
  • 242nd worst accident (at the time)
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