Descripción del Accidente ASN 29 AUG 1960 Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation F-BHBC - Dakar-Yoff Airport (DKR)
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Estado:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Fecha:lunes 29 agosto 1960
Hora:06:47 UTC
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation
Operador:Air France
Registración: F-BHBC
Numéro de série: 4622
Año de Construcción: 1955
Horas Totales de la Célula:16417
Motores: 4 Wright R-3350 (972TC18DA13)
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 8 / Ocupantes: 8
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 55 / Ocupantes: 55
Total:Fatalidades: 63 / Ocupantes: 63
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:1,6 km (1 milles) de la costa de Dakar-Yoff Airport (DKR) (   Senegal)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO), Francia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Dakar-Yoff Airport (DKR/GOOY), Senegal
Número de Vuelo:AF343
Descripción:
Air France flight 343 left Paris-Orly (France) with destinations Dakar (Senegal), Monrovia (Liberia) and Abidjan (Ivory Coast). The first intermediate stop was to be Dakar. Arriving near Dakar, the crew first carried out a baulked landing procedure on runway 01. After declining an ILS runway 30 approach the pilot decided to enter a holding pattern and wait for improvement of the weather conditions. Shortly after 06:41 another attempt was made to land at runway 01. After reporting downwind at 06:47 the plane disappeared in a rain squall and crashed into the sea at 2400 m from the Mamelles lighthouse. Depth of the sea there was 40 m.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The cause of the accident could not be determined"

Accident investigation:

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Investigating agency: BEA France
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 4 months
Accident number: final report
Download report: Final report

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Distance from Paris-Orly Airport to Dakar-Yoff Airport as the crow flies is 4161 km (2601 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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Lockheed L-1049

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