Accident description
Last updated: 1 August 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 21 April 1964
Type:Nord 2501F Noratlas
Operator:L'Armée de L'Air
Registration: 178
C/n / msn: 178
First flight:
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 739
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 37
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bouar Airport (BOP) (   Central African Republic) show on map
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Bouar Airport (BOP/FEFO), Central African Republic
Destination airport:Libreville Airport (LBV/FOOL), Gabon
Narrative:
Take-off accident following a gust of wind.

Sources:
» The Milwaukee Journal - Apr 22, 1964
» stratisc.org


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Distance from Bouar Airport to Libreville Airport as the crow flies is 918 km (574 miles).

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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