Narrative:Take-off accident following a gust of wind.
|Date:||Tuesday 21 April 1964|
|Type:||Nord 2501F Noratlas|
|Operator:||L'Armée de L'Air|
|C/n / msn:|| 178|
|First flight:|| |
|Engines:|| 2 Bristol Hercules 739|
|Crew:||Fatalities: / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 37 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Bouar Airport (BOP) (Central African Republic)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Departure airport:||Bouar Airport (BOP/FEFO), Central African Republic|
|Destination airport:||Libreville Airport (LBV/FOOL), Gabon|
» The Milwaukee Journal - Apr 22, 1964
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 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.