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Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Datum:vrijdag 22 juni 1962
Tijd:04:03
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-328
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Air France
Registratie: F-BHST
Constructienummer: 18247/274
Bouwjaar: 1962
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT4A-
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 10 / inzittenden: 10
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 103 / inzittenden: 103
Totaal:slachtoffers: 113 / inzittenden: 113
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:25 km (15.6 mijl) WNW of Pointe--Pitre-Le Raizet Airport (PTP) (   Guadeloupe)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Santa Maria-Vila do Porto Airport, Azores (SMA/LPAZ), Portugal
Vliegveld van aankomst:Pointe--Pitre-Le Raizet Airport (PTP/TFFR), Guadeloupe
Vluchtnummer:AF117
Beschrijving:
A Boeing 707-328, operated by Air France, was destroyed when it crashed into a hillside near Pointe--Pitre, Guadeloupe. All 113 on board were killed.
The aircraft, named "Chateau de Chantilly", operated flight AF117 from Paris-Orly (ORY), France to Santiago (SCU), Chile with en route stops at Lisbon (LIS), Santa Maria (SMA), Azores, Pointe--Pitre (PTP), Guadeloupe, Caracas (CCS), Venezuela, Bogot (BOG), Colombia and Lima (LIM), Peru.
The VOR at Le Raizet Airport was unserviceable when the flight approached Guadeloupe at night. Weather conditions were poor; a violent thunderstorm existed in the area and visibility was 10 km and a ceiling of 1000 feet within the squall. The crew reported over the NDB at 5000 feet and carried out a turn back towards the east to begin its final approach. Incorrect ADF indications, as a result of the thunderstorm, caused the plane to stray 15 km off the procedural let-down track. The Boeing 707 then crashed into a forest on a hill at an altitude of about 1400 feet.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: 1) Breakdown of the VOR; 2) insufficient meteorological information given to the crew; 3) the atmospheric effects on the ADF indicator.

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» Aviation Disasters / D. Gero


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Kaart
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 Santa Maria-Vila do Porto Airport, Azores en Pointe--Pitre-Le Raizet Airport bedraagt 4217 km (2636 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 Networks 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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