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Accident description
Last updated: 28 November 2015
Date:Tuesday 11 April 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4
Operator:Air Algérie
Registration: 7T-VAU
C/n / msn: 3065
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 29 / Occupants: 33
Total:Fatalities: 35 / Occupants: 39
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Tamanrasset Airport (TMR) (   Algeria)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Algiers-Dar el Beida Airport (ALG/DAAG), Algeria
Destination airport:Tamanrasset Airport (TMR/DAAT), Algeria
Crashed into a mountainside in the Sahara.



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Distance from Algiers-Dar el Beida Airport to Tamanrasset Airport as the crow flies is 1548 km (967 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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