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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141736
Last updated: 16 June 2021
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Time:c. 17:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-23-250 Aztec
Owner/operator:Armée de l'Air/CEP
Registration: F-RBQB
MSN: 27-2534
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:0,75 km from Fangataufa Atoll -   French Polynesia
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Mururoa
Destination airport:Fangataufa (now closed)
Crashed while approaching nuclear test area (CEP). Three technican and three military killed. Twin-engined. 272534/F-RBQB/82-QB


El Siglo de Torreón 12 August 1966, p12
Hamburger Abendblatt 12 August 1966

Revision history:

08-Jan-2012 01:20 Masen63 Added
10-Jun-2014 16:52 TB Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
12-Mar-2018 08:48 TB Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
05-Nov-2018 08:59 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Nov-2018 09:00 TB Updated [Source]
24-Sep-2020 19:17 TB Updated [Date, Source]

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