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Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Datum:Mittwoch 20 März 1963
Zeit:03:23
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic COMT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4C
Fluggesellschaft:Saudi Arabian Government
Kennzeichen: SA-R-7
Werknummer: 6461
Baujahr: 1962
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 18 / Insassen: 18
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:30 km (18.8 Meilen) SW of Cuneo (   Italien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Official state flight
Flug von:Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA/LSGG), Schweiz
Flug nach:Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE/LFMN), Frankreich
Unfallbericht:
The Comet, on a flight from Geneva to Nice, struck the Punta Bifida peak of the Catena delle Guide at 2700 m during let down to FL100.

Informationsquelle:
» La Stampa 21 March 1963


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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 Genève-Cointrin Airport to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport as the crow flies is 297 km (186 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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