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Accident
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mardi 12 septembre 1961
Heure:21:09 UTC
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic S210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle III
Compagnie:Air France
Immatriculation: F-BJTB
Numéro de série: 68
Année de Fabrication: 1961
Heures de vol:688
Equipage:victimes: 6 / à bord: 6
Passagers:victimes: 71 / à bord: 71
Total:victimes: 77 / à bord: 77
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:9 km (5.6 milles) SSW of Rabat-Sale Airport (RBA) (   Maroc)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO), France
Aéroport de destination:Rabat-Sale Airport (RBA/GMME), Maroc
Numéro de vol:AF2005
Détails:
After a normal flight from Orly Airport, Paris, Flight 2005, Paris-Rabat-Casablanca, reported over the Rabat-Sale Airport, where meteorological conditions were unfavourable owing to thick, low fog which reduced horizontal visibility and ceiling. The pilot reported his intention to attempt a break-through over the nondirectional beacon; the control tower immediately replied that that facility was not in line with the runway, but the message was not acknowledged. The aircraft crashed to the ground at 2109 hours GMT. The aircraft was completely destroyed by impact and the fire which followed.

Probable Cause:

PPROBABL CAUSE: "In the opinion of the board of inquiry of all the theories listed above, those related related to material failure appear the least likely. On the other hand, the theory regarding an error in instrument reading appears more probable than the others. Therefore, the Board explained the failure: 1) by the fact that reading of the Kollsman window altimeter, with which this Caravelle was equipped, may be delicate, as demonstrated by some systematic tests carried out by highly trained crews of various European airlines; 2) by the possibility that the pilot made that error of 1 000 ft at the beginning of the descent, retaining it, then gave his full attention to reading the pointer, which seemed to him to be of prime importance, in order to bring in the aircraft at the minimum authorized altitude."

Sources:
» ICAO Accident Digest 13 (No.31)


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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Paris-Orly Airport et Rabat-Sale Airport est de 1784 km (1115 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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