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Date:Tuesday 30 October 1951
Time:14:34
Type:SNCASO SO.30P Bretagne
Operator:Air Algérie
Registration: F-OAIY
MSN: 12
First flight:
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 30
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 34
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY) (   France)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO), France
Destination airport:Algiers-Maison Blanche Airport (ALG/DAAG), Algeria
Narrative:
The right main gear suddenly retracted during the takeoff roll. The aircraft slewed and caught fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The cause of the sudden retraction of the right leg of the main landing gear could not be determined."

Sources:
» L'Echo d'Oran 31 October 1951


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Distance from Paris-Orly Airport to Algiers-Maison Blanche Airport as the crow flies is 1330 km (831 miles).

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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