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Last updated: 19 November 2018
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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
C/n / msn: F-156
First flight: 1972-04-19 (12 years 7 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Castres (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Toulouse-Francazal Air Base (BA 101) (LFBF), France
Destination airport:Toulouse-Francazal Air Base (BA 101) (LFBF), France
Narrative:
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. All 13 crew members aboard both planes were killed.

Sources:
» Aviation Databases 2002
» Aérosteles : Lieux de mémoire aéronautique
» French TV news


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