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Last updated: 14 April 2021
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Date:Saturday 17 December 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-749A Constellation
Operator:Air Algérie
Registration: F-BAZG
C/n / msn: 2626
First flight: 1950
Total airframe hrs:18413
Engines: 4 Wright R-3350 (749C18BD1) Cyclone
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Algiers-Maison Blanche Airport (ALG) (   Algeria)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Algiers-Maison Blanche Airport (ALG/DAAG), Algeria
Destination airport:Algiers-Maison Blanche Airport (ALG/DAAG), Algeria
Narrative:
On December 14, 1955, Lockheed L-749A Constellation F-BAZG had been sold by Air France to CGTA-Air Algérie. On December 17, a training flight was planned at Algiers-Maison Blanche Airport, Algeria by an Air France instructor.
During an attempted landing, the aircraft touched down hard, causing the main landing gear to collapse. The fuel tanks burst and the aircraft caught fire. All six on board escaped, but the aircraft was destroyed by fire.

Classification:
Heavy landing
Runway mishap

Sources:
» aviatechno.net


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