Airplane Crash - Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, West Indies 03/06/1968

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


Date03/06/1968
Time20:32
LocationBasse-Terre, Guadeloupe, West Indies
OperatorAir France
Flight #212
RouteCaracas - Pointe a Pitre
TypeBoeing B-707-328C
RegistrationF-BLCJ
Cn/In19724
Aboard63
Fatalities63
Ground0
SummaryAfter reporting the field in sight, the aircraft struck the ridge of a dormant volcano. The crew initiated a descent from an incorrectly identified point while flying VFR.

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