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Last updated: 18 September 2020
Date:Wednesday 25 August 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-749 Constellation
Operator:Air France
Registration: F-BAZI
C/n / msn: 2513
First flight: 1947
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 58
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 67
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Gander Airport, NL (YQX) (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO), France
Destination airport:Gander Airport, NL (YQX/CYQX), Canada
Damaged beyond repair when it overran the runway at Gander and slipped into a 20 ft wide ditch.
The aircraft operated on a flight from Paris to Gander, New York and Mexico City.

Runway excursion


photo of Lockheed-L-749-Constellation-F-BAZI
accident date: 25-08-1954
type: Lockheed L-749 Constellation
registration: F-BAZI

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-Orly Airport to Gander Airport, NL as the crow flies is 4037 km (2523 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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