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Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Fecha:miércoles 10 mayo 1961
Hora:ca 02:30
Tipo:Lockheed L-1649A Starliner
Operador:Air France
Registración: F-BHBM
Numéro de série: 1027
Año de Construcción: 1957
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 9 / Ocupantes: 9
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 69 / Ocupantes: 69
Total:Fatalidades: 78 / Ocupantes: 78
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:100 km (62.5 milles) N of Edjele (   Argelia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Fort Lamy Airport (NDJ/FTTJ), Chad
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Marseille-Marignane Airport (MRS/LFML), Francia
Número de Vuelo:AF406
Descripción:
Air France flight 406 was carried out by a Lockheed L-1649A Starliner named "De Grasse". It was a scheduled flight from Brazzaville (BZV) to Paris with intermediate stops at Bangui Airport (BGF), Central African Republic, Fort Lamy Airport (NDJ), now N'Djamena in Chad, and Marseille. Cruising at an altitude of 20,000 feet the empennage failed. The Starliner broke up in flight and crashed in the Sahara desert. It is thought that the empennage broke away as a result of the detonation of a nitrocellulose explosive device.

Fuentes:
» Aviation Disasters / D. Gero
» The Sydney Morning Herald - May 12, 1961


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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 Fort Lamy Airport to Marseille-Marignane Airport as the crow flies is 3587 km (2242 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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