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Last updated: 22 January 2021
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Datum:Samstag 9 März 1968
Zeit:23:17
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6B
Fluggesellschaft:L'Armée de L'Air
Kennzeichen: 43748
Werknummer: 43748/314
Baujahr: 1953
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 8
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 16 / Insassen: 17
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Saint Denis (   Reunion)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Saint-Denis-Gillot Airport, Réunion (RUN/FMEE),
Flug nach:Djibouti Airport (JIB/HDAM), Dschibuti
Unfallbericht:
After takeoff the crew did not follow the correct departure procedure and did not turn out towards the ocean after takeoff. They continued over the island until it flew into a hill.
One of the passengers was the French Chief of Defence Staff, General Ailleret.

Informationsquelle:
» L’accident d’un DC-6 Militaire qui entraina la mort du Général AILLERET / Jacques MOULIN


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Distance from Saint-Denis-Gillot Airport, Réunion to Djibouti Airport as the crow flies is 3837 km (2398 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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