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Last updated: 5 October 2015
Datum:Samstag 26 Juli 1969
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic S210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VIN
Fluggesellschaft:Air Algérie
Kennzeichen: 7T-VAK
Werknummer: 73
Baujahr: 1961
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 30 / Insassen: 30
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 33 / Insassen: 37
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Hassi Messaoud Airport (HME) (   Algerien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Marseille-Marignane Airport (MRS/LFML), Frankreich
Flug nach:Biskra Airport (BSK/DAUB), Algerien
A fire reportedly broke out in the electrical compartment. The Caravelle crashed in flames while carrying out an emergency approach to Hassi-Messaoud.



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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 Marseille-Marignane Airport to Biskra Airport as the crow flies is 955 km (597 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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