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Last updated: 21 September 2021
Date:Friday 23 November 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic C160 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Transall C-160F
Operator:L'Armée de L'Air
Registration: F-156/61-ZV
MSN: F-156
First flight: 1972-04-19 (12 years 7 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Castres (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Toulouse-Francazal Air Base (BA 101) (LFBF), France
Destination airport:Toulouse-Francazal Air Base (BA 101) (LFBF), France
Two Transall C-160 transport planes were destroyed in an accident following a mid-air collision near Castres, France.
Both aircraft, F-156/61-ZV and F-209/61-GI were operated by the French Air Force out of Toulouse-Francazal Air Base on a double training exercise along with two other C-160's. A drop of paratroopers was followed by a very low altitude navigation flight.
At the end of the exercise two aircraft collided and crashed, killing all 13 aboard both planes.

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