ASN Aircraft accident Nord 2501 Noratlas 178 Bouar Airport (BOP)
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Date:Tuesday 21 April 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic NORA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Nord 2501 Noratlas
Operator:L'Armée de L'Air
Registration: 178
MSN: 178
First flight:
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 739
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 37
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bouar Airport (BOP) (   Central African Republic)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Bouar Airport (BOP/FEFO), Central African Republic
Destination airport:Libreville Airport (LBV/FOOL), Gabon
Takeoff accident following a gust of wind.

» The Milwaukee Journal - Apr 22, 1964


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Distance from Bouar Airport to Libreville Airport as the crow flies is 918 km (574 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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