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Last updated: 21 July 2019
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Date:Friday 16 September 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic NORA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Nord 2501 Noratlas
Operator:L'Armée de L'Air
Registration: 22
C/n / msn: 22
First flight: 1954
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 739
Crew:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:NW of Batna (   Algeria)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Noratlas was engaged in a night time exercise. It descended below radar coverage and attempted to avoid being seen by a Gloster Meteor night fighter. The airplane impacted terrain in the Aurès Mountains, killing all eleven on board.

Sources:
» stratisc.org
» Commandos et Parachutistes Forum
» Passauer Neue Presse 20.9.1960, p6


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