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Last updated: 23 July 2019
Date:Saturday 21 February 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic S210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI-R
Operator:Austrian Airlines
Registration: OE-LCU
C/n / msn: 136
First flight:
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Avon 533R
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 33
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 38
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:near Frankfurt (   Germany)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Germany
Destination airport:Wien-Schwechat International Airport (VIE/LOWW), Austria
At FL100, 20 minutes after takeoff from Frankfurt, an explosion in the forward freight hold blew a hole of 3'x2' through the bottom of the fuselage. The Caravelle safely returned to Frankfurt.

Forced landing on runway

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photo of Caravelle-VIR-OE-LCU
accident date: 21-02-1970
type: Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VIR
registration: OE-LCU

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 Frankfurt International Airport to Wien-Schwechat International Airport as the crow flies is 617 km (386 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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