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Last updated: 20 October 2020
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Fecha:miércoles 25 enero 1956
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic NORA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Nord 2501 Noratlas
Operador:L'Armée de L'Air
Registración: 48
Numéro de série: 48
Año de Construcción: 1954
Motores: 2 Bristol Hercules 739
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 5
Víctimas de la colisión:Fatalidades: 1
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Mouzaia (   Argelia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Blida Airport (QLD/DAAB), Argelia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Blida Airport (QLD/DAAB), Argelia
Descripción:
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.

Fuentes:
» L'Écho d'Oran 26 January 1956
» L'Écho d'Oran 28 January 1956
» stratisc.org
» Commandos et Parachutistes Forum
» Correio da Manhã 26 January 1956, p8


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