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Last updated: 25 May 2016
Fecha:lunes 2 diciembre 1985
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B742 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-228B
Operador:Air France
Registración: F-GCBC
Numéro de série: 22427/485
Año de Construcción: 1980-10-07 (5 years 2 months)
Motores: 4 General Electric CF6-50E
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 17
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 261
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 278
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport, RJ (GIG) (   Brasil)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG/LFPG), Francia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport, RJ (GIG/SBGL), Brasil
Número de Vuelo:AF091
The aircraft veered off runway 14 on landing, crossed a ditch and collided with a concrete ramp. It appeared that the no. 1 engine throttle cable had broken, making it impossible for the flight crew to control engine power. The engine had accelerated to an unusually high level of (forward) thrust (above takeoff power).

» Jornal do Brasil - 3 December 1985


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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 Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport to Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport, RJ as the crow flies is 9118 km (5699 miles).

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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