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Last updated: 14 August 2020
Date:Wednesday 12 December 1956
Time:ca 09:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 708 Viscount
Operator:Air France
Registration: F-BGNK
C/n / msn: 8
First flight: 1953
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Dannemois (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO), France
Destination airport:Reims Airport (RHE/LFSR), France
Viscount F-BGNK departed Paris-Orly at 08:49 for a training flight to Reims. The aircraft climbed to an altitude of about 3000 feet, just above the cloud layer and continued VFR to Reims. At 08:58 clearance was requested and given to climb to 5000 feet in order to remain VFR above the cloud layer. A little later eyewitnesses saw the aircraft crash at a steep angle of descent.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "A loss of control in flight, the initial cause of which it has not been possible to establish."

Loss of control


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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-Orly Airport to Reims Airport as the crow flies is 138 km (86 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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