ASN Aircraft accident Transall C-160D 50+43 Ponta Delgada-Nordela Airport, Azores (PDL)
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Date:Sunday 22 October 1995
Type:Silhouette image of generic C160 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Transall C-160D
Registration: 50+43
MSN: D-65
First flight: 1969-11-15 (26 years)
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Ponta Delgada-Nordela Airport, Azores (PDL) (   Portugal)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Ponta Delgada-Nordela Airport, Azores (PDL/LPPD), Portugal
Destination airport:St. John's Airport, NL (YYT/CYYT), Canada
The Transall plane crashed into the sea after hitting a utility pole following takeoff.

» Tragfläche berührte einen Mas (Die Welt, 24-10-1995)


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Distance from Ponta Delgada-Nordela Airport, Azores to St. John's Airport, NL as the crow flies is 2435 km (1522 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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