Airplane Crash - Lyon, France 08/12/1963

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Lyon, France


Date08/12/1963
Time13:19
LocationLyon, France
OperatorAir Inter
Flight #2611
RouteLille - Lyon
TypeVickers Viscount 708
RegistrationF-BGNV
Cn/In039
Aboard20
Fatalities20
Ground1
SummaryStruck by lightning while on initial approach in a thunderstorm. The accident resulted from exceptionally bad weather conditions in the area where the aircraft was holding at the request of Lyon Approach. The Board did not rule out the possibility of a flash of lightning dazzling the crew and causing temporary blindness or appreciably incapacitating both crew members.

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