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Last updated: 19 May 2019
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Date:Tuesday 24 November 1964
Time:17:31
Type:Silhouette image of generic NORA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Nord 2501D Noratlas
Operator:Luftwaffe
Registration: GB+104
C/n / msn: D055
First flight:
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 739
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Ahlhorn Air Base (   Germany)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Bourges Airport (BOU/LFLD), France
Destination airport:Ahlhorn Air Base (EDNA), Germany
Narrative:
Crashed on approach in gusty and rainy weather and caught fire.
The aircraft returned from a routine maintenance check at Bourges.

Sources:
» Hamburger Abendblatt 25.11.1964
» Passauer Neue Presse 27.11.1964


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Distance from Bourges Airport to Ahlhorn Air Base as the crow flies is 766 km (478 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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