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Status:Definitief
Datum:maandag 29 augustus 1960
Tijd:06:47 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Air France
Registratie: F-BHBC
Constructienummer: 4622
Bouwjaar: 1955
Aantal vlieguren:16417
Motoren: 4 Wright R-3350 (972TC18DA13)
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 8
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 55 / inzittenden: 55
Totaal:slachtoffers: 63 / inzittenden: 63
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:1,6 km (1 mijl) van Dakar-Yoff Airport (DKR) (   Senegal)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO), Frankrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Dakar-Yoff Airport (DKR/GOOY), Senegal
Vluchtnummer:AF343
Beschrijving:
Air France flight 343 left Paris-Orly (France) with destinations Dakar (Senegal), Monrovia (Liberia) and Abidjan (Ivory Coast). The first intermediate stop was to be Dakar. Arriving near Dakar, the crew first carried out a baulked landing procedure on runway 01. After declining an ILS runway 30 approach the pilot decided to enter a holding pattern and wait for improvement of the weather conditions. Shortly after 06:41 another attempt was made to land at runway 01. After reporting downwind at 06:47 the plane disappeared in a rain squall and crashed into the sea at 2400 m from the Mamelles lighthouse. Depth of the sea there was 40 m.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The cause of the accident could not be determined"

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: BEA
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 4 months
Accident number: final report
Download report: Final report
Language: French

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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Paris-Orly Airport en Dakar-Yoff Airport bedraagt 4161 km (2601 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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Lockheed L-1049

  • 564 built
  • 40e ongeval
  • 23e dodelijk ongeval
  • 4e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 5e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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