ASN logo
Last updated: 24 September 2018
Fecha:martes 3 agosto 1954
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1049C Super Constellation
Operador:Air France
Registración: F-BGNA
Numéro de série: 4510
Año de Construcción: 1953
Horas Totales de la Célula:2479
Motores: 4 Wright R-3350 (972TC18DA1)
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 8
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 29
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 37
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Preston City, CT (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO), Francia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:New York-Idlewild International Airport, NY (IDL/KIDL), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:AF075
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."

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


Add your photo of this accident or aircraft

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
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.

languages: languages