Narrative:A Nord 262 went missing over the Mediterranean Sea after the pilot issued a distress call. The airplane was en route between Algiers, Algeria and Menorca, Balearic Island, Spain. The airplane carried that Air Liquide football team for a New Year's day match in Menorca.
|Date:||Thursday 31 December 1970|
|C/n / msn:|| 2|
|First flight:|| 1963|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 27 / Occupants: 27|
|Total:||Fatalities: 30 / Occupants: 30 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||90 km (56.3 mls) NNE off Algiers, Algeria (Mediterranean Sea)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Algiers-Dar el Beida Airport (ALG/DAAG), Algeria|
|Destination airport:||Menorca-Mahˇn Airport (MAH/LEMH), Spain|
» Star-News - Jan 2, 1971
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 Algiers-Dar el Beida Airport to Menorca-Mahˇn Airport as the crow flies is 361 km (226 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.