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Accident
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:lunes 29 agosto 1960
Hora:06:47 UTC
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation
Operador:Air France
Registración: F-BHBC
Numéro de série: 4622
Año de Construcción: 1955
Horas Totales de la Célula:16417
Motores: 4 Wright R-3350 (972TC18DA13)
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 8 / Ocupantes: 8
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 55 / Ocupantes: 55
Total:Fatalidades: 63 / Ocupantes: 63
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:1,6 km (1 milles) de la costa de Dakar-Yoff Airport (DKR) (   Senegal)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO), Francia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Dakar-Yoff Airport (DKR/GOOY), Senegal
Número de Vuelo:AF343
Descripción:
Flight AF343 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"

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Distance from Paris-Orly Airport to Dakar-Yoff Airport as the crow flies is 4161 km (2601 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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