Airplane Crash - Basse-Terre, Guadaloupe, West Indies 06/22/1962

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Basse-Terre, Guadaloupe, West Indies


Date06/22/1962
Time04:01
LocationBasse-Terre, Guadaloupe, West Indies
OperatorAir France
Flight #117
RouteParis - Pointe-a Pitre - Santaigo
TypeBoeing B-707-328
RegistrationF-BHST
Cn/In18247/274
Aboard112
Fatalities112
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed into a 1,400 ft. hill while on approach, 15 miles from the runway threshold. Nonfunctioning VOR station. Insufficient meteorological information given to the flight crew. Malfunctioning automatidirection finder due to the effects of poor atmosphericonditions. The aircraft was named Chateau de Chantilly.

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