Narrative:Flew into the side of a 3600 ft high mountain at night. Press reports indicate that the airplane involved may also have been a Junker Ju-52.
|Date:||19 FEB 1954|
|Type:||Nord 2501F Noratlas|
|Operator:||L'Armée de L'Air|
|Registration:|| registration unknown|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|First flight:|| |
|Engines:|| 2 Bristol Hercules 739|
|Crew:||Fatalities: / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||58 km (36.3 mls) W of Tunis (Tunisia)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Oran-es Senia Airport (ORN/DAOO), Algeria|
|Destination airport:||Bizerte-Sidi Ahmed AB (DTTB), Tunisia|
» Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Feb 20, 1954
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 Oran-es Senia Airport to Bizerte-Sidi Ahmed AB as the crow flies is 942 km (589 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.