Runway excursion Accident Breguet 761S 1/F-RAPA, Friday 7 April 1961
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Date:Friday 7 April 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic prvc model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Breguet 761S
Owner/operator:L'Armée de L'Air
Registration: 1/F-RAPA
MSN: 1
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-2800-B31
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Reggan Airport -   Algeria
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Algiers-Maison Blanche Airport (ALG/DAAG)
Destination airport:Reggan Airport (DAAN)
The Breguet 761S transport plane suffered a runway excursion on landing at Reggan Airport in Algeria.
The aircraft landed during a sandstorm with 25 knot winds, gusting to 30-35 knots. After touchdown on runway 25 the aircraft veered off the left side of the runway. The undercarriage hit a concrete runway light attachment, causing it to break. The aircraft was dismantled and parts were salvaged for spares. Part of the fuselage were still present at the airport in 2007.


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