Mid-air collision Accident Nord 2501 Noratlas 70,
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Date:Wednesday 25 January 1956
Type:Silhouette image of generic NORA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Nord 2501 Noratlas
Owner/operator:L'Armée de L'Air
Registration: 70
MSN: 70
Year of manufacture:1955
Engine model:Bristol Hercules 739
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:5
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Mouzaia -   Algeria
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Blida Airport (QLD/DAAB)
Destination airport:Blida Airport (QLD/DAAB)
Two Nord 2501F Noratlas transport planes of the French Air Force, 48 and 70, were damaged beyond repair in a collision. The aircraft were part of a three-ship formation on a paratroop exercise.
The propeller of the no.1 engine of one aircraft touched the tail section of the preceding aircraft.
Noratlas 48 crashed, killing all five occupants. Noratlas 70 crash-landed. One of the crew members bailed out but died when the parachute did not deploy.


L'Écho d'Oran 26 January 1956
L'Écho d'Oran 28 January 1956
Correio da Manhã 26 January 1956, p8
Commandos et Parachutistes Forum


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