Airplane Crash - Near Pau, France 07/30/1971

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Pau, France


Date07/30/1971
Time15:00
LocationNear Pau, France
OperatorMilitary - French Air Force
RouteExercises
TypeNord 2501 Noratlas
Registration49
Aboard39
Fatalities37
Ground0
SummaryThe plane, carrying parachute trainees, crashed in the flatlands of the Pyrenees during a final approach and after experiencing an engine fire. Two escaped by parachuting out of the plane before it crashed.

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