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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
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Date:Saturday 2 July 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic C160 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Transall C-160D
Operator:Luftwaffe
Registration: 50+80
C/n / msn: D-117
First flight: 1971-03-29 (17 years 3 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Eysines (   France)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Stuttgart-Echterdingen Airport (STR/EDDS), Germany
Destination airport:Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport (BOD/LFBD), France
Narrative:
Engine failure; struck high tension wires during emergency landing and crashed into a field.

Sources:
» Express 4-7-1988


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Distance from Stuttgart-Echterdingen Airport to Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport as the crow flies is 863 km (539 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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