ASN Aircraft accident de Havilland Canada DHC-4A Caribou N90569 Valence-Chabeuil Airport (VAF)
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Date:Thursday 29 August 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-4A Caribou
Operator:Masin Aircraft Co.
Registration: N90569
MSN: 48
First flight: 1962
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2000
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Valence-Chabeuil Airport (VAF) (   France)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Algiers-Dar el Beida Airport (ALG/DAAG), Algeria
Destination airport:Basel/Mulhouse Airport (BSL/LFSB), France
En route from Algiers to Basel the pilot reported a right hand engine failure and loss of hydraulic pressure. The crew was unable to lower the landing gear and carried out a forced landing near Valence-Chabeuil Airport (VAF), France.

Hydraulic system problem
Forced landing outside airport

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Distance from Algiers-Dar el Beida Airport to Basel/Mulhouse Airport as the crow flies is 1255 km (784 miles).

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