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Accident description
Last updated: 26 November 2015
Date:Saturday 24 April 1993
Type:Airbus A300B2-1C
Operator:Air Inter
Registration: F-BUAE
C/n / msn: 004
First flight: 1973-11-20 (19 years 5 months)
Engines: 2 General Electric CF6-50C2R
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 314
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 324
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Montpellier-Frejorgues Airport (MPL) (   France)
Phase: Pushback / towing (PBT)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Montpellier-Frejorgues Airport (MPL/LFMT), France
Destination airport:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO), France
Flightnumber: 84
Hit light pole during pushback; damaged beyond repair. The aircraft was last seen stored at Chateauroux

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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
20 NOV 1973 F-WUAA Airbus first flight
22 JAN 1977 F-BUAE Air Inter

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 Montpellier-Frejorgues Airport to Paris-Orly Airport as the crow flies is 582 km (363 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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