Narrative:Air-India flight 245 departed Bombay on a flight to London with several intermediate stops. While descending towards Geneva, the airplane flew into the side of Mont Blanc at an elevation of 15.000 feet.
|Date:||Friday 3 November 1950|
Lockheed L-749 Constellation
|C/n / msn:|| 2506|
|First flight:|| 1948|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 40 / Occupants: 40|
|Total:||Fatalities: 48 / Occupants: 48 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Mont Blanc ( France)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Cairo (unknown airport), Egypt|
|Destination airport:||Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA/LSGG), Switzerland|
The wreckage was located November 5.
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 51)
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.