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Last updated: 25 September 2021
Date:Wednesday 2 July 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE99 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 99 Airliner
Operator:Touraine Air Transport - TAT
Registration: F-BTQE
MSN: U- 61
First flight: 1969
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Nantes Château-Bougon Airport (NTE) (   France)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nantes Château-Bougon Airport (NTE/LFRS), France
Destination airport:Brest-Guipavas Airport (BES/LFRB), France
Crashed on a railway line following no. 2 engine failure and fire on takeoff. The pilot was probably attempting to return to Nantes following the engine failure.

» Aviation News 25.07.1975
» Flight International 10 July 1975 (30)


photo of Beechcraft-99-F-BTQE
accident date: 02-07-1975
type: Beechcraft 99
registration: F-BTQE

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 Nantes Château-Bougon Airport to Brest-Guipavas Airport as the crow flies is 253 km (158 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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