Date: January 21, 1971
Time: 0940
Location: Near Privas, France
Operator: L'Armée de L'Air
Flight #: ?
Route: Paris - Orange
AC Type: Nord 262A-34
Registration: F-RBOA
cn / ln: 44
Aboard: 21   (passengers:17  crew:4)
Fatalities: 21   (passengers:17  crew:4)
Ground: 0
Summary: Crashed and exploded in a snowstorm in mountainous terrain. Thirteen of France's nuclear weapons experts were killed. The crew may misunderstood and mixed both altitude clearances of 8,000 feet till Montélimar and 5,000 feet till Orange, descending prematurely. Controlled flight into terrain.

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