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1951 Misrair SNCASE Languedoc crash

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Summary  Weather
Passengers  15
Registration  SU-AHH
Date  22 December 1951
Total fatalities  20 (all)
Crew count  5
Site  Tehran, Iran
Aircraft type  SNCASE Languedoc
Flight origin  Baghdad Airport, Iraq
Operator  EgyptAir
Passenger count  15
Location  Tehran
1951 Misrair SNCASE Languedoc crash
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The 1951 Misrair SNCASE Languedoc crash occurred on 22 December 1951 when a SNCASE Languedoc of Misrair crashed whilst attempting to land at Tehran Airport, Iran during a snowstorm. All 22 people on board were killed. The aircraft was operating an international scheduled passenger flight from Baghdad Airport, Iraq to Tehran.

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Aircraft

The accident aircraft was SNCASE Languedoc msn 41, registration SU-AHH.

Accident

The aircraft, operating an international scheduled passenger flight from Baghdad Airport, Iraq to Tehran Airport was reported to have crashed 10 nautical miles (19 km) west of Tehran in a snowstorm. All five crew and fifteen passengers on board were killed. The aircraft is reported to have circled Tehran four times before contact was lost with the control tower at about 8pm local time. It was assumed that the aircraft had returned to Baghdad. The wreckage was subsequently discovered the next day in a ravine. There were seventeen passengers listed, but two of them did not board the flight in Baghdad. Amongst the casualties was American Henry Garland Bennett, director of the Technical Cooperation Administration (TCA), which oversaw the Point Four Program. Three other TCA members also died.

References

1951 Misrair SNCASE Languedoc crash Wikipedia


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