ASN Aircraft accident Nord 2502F Noratlas 6411 Mueda Airport (MUD)
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Date:Wednesday 2 May 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic NORA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Nord 2502F Noratlas
Operator:Força Aérea Portuguesa
Registration: 6411
MSN: F.5
First flight:
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 739
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mueda Airport (MUD) (   Mozambique)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Porto Amélia Airport (POL/FQPB), Mozambique
Destination airport:Mueda Airport (MUD/FQMD), Mozambique
The aircraft crashed and was totally destroyed near the threshold of runway 16 at 18:30 LT. All 7 crew members and 4 passengers (two civilian and two military) were killed. The crew descended prematurely under the MDA at the conditions of low clouds, not having a good visual contact with the runway.

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Distance from Porto Amélia Airport to Mueda Airport as the crow flies is 179 km (112 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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