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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Date:Tuesday 24 November 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic NORA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Nord 2501D Noratlas
Registration: GB+104
MSN: D055
First flight:
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 739
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Ahlhorn Air Base (   Germany)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Bourges Airport (BOU/LFLD), France
Destination airport:Ahlhorn Air Base (EDNA), Germany
Crashed on approach in gusty and rainy weather and caught fire.
The aircraft returned from a routine maintenance check at Bourges.

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Distance from Bourges Airport to Ahlhorn Air Base as the crow flies is 766 km (478 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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