Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 21 April 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53-DO (DC-3)
Operator:Hémet Exploration
Registration: F-BJBY
C/n / msn: 7390
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Missing
Airplane fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:24 km (15 mls) off Puerto de Andraitx, Mallorca, Spain (   Mediterranean Sea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Oran-es Senia Airport (ORN/DAOO), Algeria
Destination airport:Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (TLS/LFBO), France
Narrative:
Radar contact lost over the Mediterranean Sea. Not found after six days of searching.

Classification:
Missing
Missing

Sources:
» World Directory of Airliner Crashes


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photo of Douglas C-53-DO (DC-3) F-OCUY
F-OCUY was re-registered F-BJBY in 1980.
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Map
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 Oran-es Senia Airport to Toulouse-Blagnac Airport as the crow flies is 900 km (563 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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