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Last updated: 26 January 2022
Datum:Montag 8 April 1957
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-5-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Air France
Kennzeichen: F-BEIK
Werknummer: 25856/14411
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 27 / Insassen: 27
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 32 / Insassen: 32
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:0,8 km (0.5 Meilen) von Biskra Airport (BSK) (   Algerien)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Biskra Airport (BSK/DAUB), Algerien
Flug nach:Algiers-Dar el Beida Airport (ALG/DAAG), Algerien
The Air France DC-3 lost height after takeoff and crashed about a mile past the Biskra runway. Reportedly the no. 1 engine had failed. The airplane operated on a flight from El Oued, Algeria to Paris, France. En route stops were planned at Biskra, Algiers and Marseille.
There are contradictory reports on the number of occupants. One source claims there were 30 passengers and four crew on board while another states 27 passengers and five crew.


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Biskra Airport to Algiers-Dar el Beida Airport as the crow flies is 308 km (193 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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