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Accident description
Last updated: 17 February 2018
Date:Tuesday 22 January 1957
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-5-DK (DC-3)
Operator:L'Armée de L'Air
Registration: 14655/FRAVM
C/n / msn: 26100/14655
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Vall de Núria, Pyrénées Mountains (   Spain)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Algiers-Maison Blanche Airport (ALG/DAAG), Algeria
Destination airport:Toulouse (unknown airport), France
Flew into the side of Pic de Noucreus, a 2,799 m mountain on thre French/Spanish border.

» La Vanguardia 24-1-1957, 25-1-1957
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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