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Accident
Last updated: 12 December 2017
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Fecha:miércoles 20 marzo 1963
Hora:03:23
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic COMT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4C
Operador:Saudi Arabian Government
Registración: SA-R-7
Numéro de série: 6461
Año de Construcción: 1962
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 9 / Ocupantes: 9
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 9 / Ocupantes: 9
Total:Fatalidades: 18 / Ocupantes: 18
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:30 km (18.8 milles) SW of Cuneo (   Italia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Official state flight
Aeropuerto de Salida:Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA/LSGG), Suiza
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE/LFMN), Francia
Descripción:
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.

Fuentes:
» 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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