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Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Date:Wednesday 21 September 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-50-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Air France
Registration: F-BCYU
MSN: 10151
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport (BOD) (   France)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Pau-Uzein Airport (PUF/LFBP), France
Destination airport:Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport (BOD/LFBD), France
Narrative:
Crashed in a field while trying to land in dense fog.



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Distance from Pau-Uzein Airport to Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport as the crow flies is 162 km (101 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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