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Accident
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Dienstag 3 August 1954
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1049C Super Constellation
Fluggesellschaft:Air France
Kennzeichen: F-BGNA
Werknummer: 4510
Baujahr: 1953
Betriebsstunden:2479
Triebwerk: 4 Wright R-3350 (972TC18DA1)
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 8
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 29
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 37
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Preston City, CT (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO), Frankreich
Flug nach:New York-Idlewild International Airport, NY (IDL/KIDL), USA
Flugnummer:AF075
Unfallbericht:
The ILS approach to New York-Idlewild Airport was discontinued because of unexpected heavy turbulence, heavy rain and low ceiling. The crew then elected to divert to Boston. Fuel exhaustion then forced the flight crew to carry out a belly landing in a field. The Constellation burned out.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Inadequate in-flight planning, in that the captain did not make a firm selection of a suitable airport within range of the fuel remaining at the time of the missed approach, necessitating an off-airport landing."

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 47-AN/42 (131-139)


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Distance from Paris-Orly Airport to New York-Idlewild International Airport, NY as the crow flies is 5791 km (3619 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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