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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 15 March 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic NORA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Nord 2501D Noratlas
Operator:Luftwaffe
Registration: GA+249
C/n / msn: D060
First flight:
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 739
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Monte Argentera (   Italy)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Neubiberg Airport (EDPN), Germany
Destination airport:Torino (unknown airport), Italy
Narrative:
Crashed in the Italian Alps.
The wreckage was found March 22, 1960 in the snow-covered Alpi Marittime (Sea Alps) near the Italian-French border (west-slope of Argentera Mountain).

Sources:
» The Victoria Advocate - Mar 16, 1960
» Hamburger Abendblatt 18.+22.3.1960


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