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Last updated: 29 July 2021
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Date:Sunday 25 January 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic B170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol 170 Freighter 21E
Operator:Société Indochinoise de Transport Aériens
Registration: F-BCJA
MSN: 12802
First flight: 1946
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Cyprus (   Mediterranean Sea)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A Bristol 170 Freighter 21E, registration F-BCJA, departed Paris-Orly Airport in France on January 21, 1948. The aircraft was being ferried to Indo China via Cyprus and Baghdad.
The aircraft disappeared after takeoff from Cyprus.

Sources:
» BEA
» Le Franc-Trireur 18 Feb 1948


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