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Datum:Mittwoch 24 Januar 1979
Zeit:ca 19:40
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic N262 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Nord 262A-44
Fluggesellschaft:Air Algérie
Kennzeichen: 7T-VSU
Werknummer: 19
Baujahr: 1966
Triebwerk: 2 Turbomeca Bastan VI-C1
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 14 / Insassen: 20
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 14 / Insassen: 23
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:15 km (9.4 Meilen) von Béchar-Leger Airport (CBH) (   Algerien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Adrar Airport (AZR/DAUA), Algerien
Flug nach:Béchar-Leger Airport (CBH/DAOC), Algerien
Unfallbericht:
The aircraft descended too low and crashed 15 km short of the runway.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Non-compliance with prescribed procedures; lack of crew coordination; faulty altimeter; crew fatigue.

Informationsquelle:
» Nouvelliste Et Feuille Davis Du Valais January 26,1979


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Distance from Adrar Airport to Béchar-Leger Airport as the crow flies is 466 km (291 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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