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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 59620
Last updated: 16 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B744 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-4B3
Owner/operator:Air France
Registration: F-GEXA
C/n / msn: 24154/741
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Rio de Janeiro -   Brazil
Phase: Take off
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Rio de Janeiro - GIG
Destination airport:Paris Charles de Gaulle - CDG
The flight AF-443 rejected takeoff at high speed when a nose gear tyre ruptured causing strong vibrations to the airframe. The airplane stopped safely.



Photo of F-GEXA courtesy

Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)
1990; (c) David Carter

Revision history:

19-Apr-2009 10:37 Certosino Added

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