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Status:Preliminary
Date:Friday 9 November 2012
Time:15:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic C295 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
CASA C-295M
Operator:Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Jaza'eriya
Registration: 7T-WGF
MSN: S-026
First flight: 2005
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127G
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:W of Saint-Germain-du-Teil, Lozčre (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB), France
Destination airport:Blida Airport (QLD/DAAB), Algeria
Narrative:
A CASA C-295M transport plane operated by the Algerian Air Force was destroyed in an accident near Saint-Germain-du-Teil, Lozčre, France. There were six persons on board; two military personnel and four civilians. All crew members sustained fatal injuries.
The airplane came down on a hillside in an uninhabited area and burst into flames.

Sources:
» Le Parisien
» Midi Libre 9-11-2012
» Midi Libre 10-11-2012


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Distance from Paris-Le Bourget Airport to Blida Airport as the crow flies is 1376 km (860 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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CASA C-295

  • 195+ built
  • 2nd loss
  • 2nd fatal accident
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