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Last updated: 23 October 2017
Datum:dinsdag 3 augustus 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1049C Super Constellation
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Air France
Registratie: F-BGNA
Constructienummer: 4510
Bouwjaar: 1953
Aantal vlieguren:2479
Motoren: 4 Wright R-3350 (972TC18DA1)
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 8
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 29
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 37
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Preston City, CT (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO), Frankrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:New York-Idlewild International Airport, NY (IDL/KIDL), Verenigde Staten
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)


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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 New York-Idlewild International Airport, NY bedraagt 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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