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Last updated: 20 October 2021
Date:Wednesday 24 July 1974
Time:ca 21:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 500
Operator:Air France
Registration: F-BPUI
MSN: 10389
First flight: 1969
Total airframe hrs:14208
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:nr Héric (   France)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Rennes-St Jacques Airport (RNS/LFRN), France
Destination airport:Nantes Château-Bougon Airport (NTE/LFRS), France
The F-27 operated on a mail delivery flight from Rennes to Nantes, France. It struck electricity cables and crashed in a field. A fire erupted.
The plane was rebuilt under provisional msn 10528 and first flew again April 8, 1976.

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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 Rennes-St Jacques Airport to Nantes Château-Bougon Airport as the crow flies is 102 km (63 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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.
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