ASN Aircraft accident Nord 2501D Noratlas 6422 Tancos Air Base
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Date:Friday 26 September 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic NORA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Nord 2501D Noratlas
Operator:Força Aérea Portuguesa
Registration: 6422
MSN: D050
First flight:
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 739
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Tancos Air Base (   Portugal)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:Alverca Air Base (AVR/LPAR), Portugal
Destination airport:Tancos Air Base (LPTN), Portugal
The no. 1 engine caught fire causing the wing to collapse in flight.

Wing failure
Loss of control

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Distance from Alverca Air Base to Tancos Air Base as the crow flies is 87 km (54 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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