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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 20 March 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic NORA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Nord 2501 Noratlas
Operator:L'Armée de L'Air
Registration: 204
C/n / msn: 204
First flight:
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 739
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:80 km (50 mls) SE of Algiers (   Algeria)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Ouargla-Ain Beida Airport (OGX/DAUU), Algeria
Destination airport:Algiers-Dar el Beida Airport (ALG/DAAG), Algeria
Narrative:
Crashed.

Sources:
» stratisc.org
» Transport Squadron "Poitou"
» Passauer Neue Presse 22 March 1962, p11


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Distance from Ouargla-Ain Beida Airport to Algiers-Dar el Beida Airport as the crow flies is 564 km (353 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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