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Last updated: 13 November 2018
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Date:Friday 30 July 1971
Time:14:54
Type:Silhouette image of generic NORA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Nord 2501 Noratlas
Operator:L'Armée de L'Air
Registration: 49/F-RABB
C/n / msn: 49
First flight:
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 739
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 34 / Occupants: 36
Total:Fatalities: 37 / Occupants: 39
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Pau (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Pau-Uzein Airport (PUF/LFBP), France
Destination airport:Pau-Uzein Airport (PUF/LFBP), France
Narrative:
Crashed following an electrical fire. Two occupants parachuted to safety.

Sources:
» stratisc.org
» Aérosteles : Lieux de mémoire aéronautique


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