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Accident description
Last updated: 20 November 2017
Date:Monday 22 April 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6B
Operator:Securité Civile
Registration: F-ZBAE
C/n / msn: 43834/379
First flight: 1953
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Perpignan (   France)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:Marseille-Marignane Airport (MRS/LFML), France
Destination airport:Perpignan Airport (PGF/LFMP), France
The aircraft struck a rocky cliff in thick fog.

» PZC 23.04.1985


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Distance from Marseille-Marignane Airport to Perpignan Airport as the crow flies is 204 km (127 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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