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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 182329
Last updated: 17 April 2021
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Date:14-NOV-1963
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic B26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas B-26C Invader
Owner/operator:Rhein-Flugzeugbau
Registration: D-CELE
C/n / msn: 28901
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cotonou -   Benin
Phase: Approach
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Cotonou Airport
Narrative:
Missed the runway at Cotonou airport and crashed into the sea. The plane exploded as it hit the water and sank within a few seconds. Target towing during exercise "Widder" ?

Sources:

BFU 883-1114/63
The Straits Times 16 November 1963, p24


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Dec-2015 21:23 TB Added
15-Dec-2015 10:21 TB Updated [Operator, Narrative]
20-Nov-2018 08:51 TB Updated [Source]
19-Mar-2019 18:38 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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