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Date:Tuesday 20 July 1948
Type:SNCAC NC.211 Cormoran
Registration: -
MSN: 001
First flight: 1948-07-20 ()
Total airframe hrs:0
Engines: 4 SNECMA 14R
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:ca 1 km E of Villacoublay Air Base (BA 107) (   France)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Toussus-le-Noble Airport (TNF/LFPN), France
Destination airport:Villacoublay Air Base (BA 107) (VIY/LFPV), France
The SNCAC NC.211 Cormoran prototype was destroyed when it crashed in a forest near Villacoublay Air Base, France on its first flight.
The four-engine transport plane was built by SNCAC at Toussus-le-Noble and was being flown to Villacoublay Air Base were further flight testing was to be carried out. During the approach, as flaps were selected to 40°, the crew lost control and the aircraft crashed. A post-crash fire broke out.

» Bulletin Groupe Historique de Toussus-le-Noble n°6, année 2001


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Distance from Toussus-le-Noble Airport to Villacoublay Air Base (BA 107) as the crow flies is 7 km (5 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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