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Last updated: 20 January 2022
Datum:Dienstag 21 April 1964
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic NORA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Nord 2501 Noratlas
Fluggesellschaft:L'Armée de L'Air
Kennzeichen: 178
Werknummer: 178
Triebwerk: 2 Bristol Hercules 739
Besatzung:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 18 / Insassen: 37
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Bouar Airport (BOP) (   Zentralafrika)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Flug von:Bouar Airport (BOP/FEFO), Zentralafrika
Flug nach:Libreville Airport (LBV/FOOL), Gabun
Takeoff accident following a gust of wind.

» The Milwaukee Journal - Apr 22, 1964


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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 Bouar Airport to Libreville Airport as the crow flies is 918 km (574 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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