Airplane Crash - Mont Blanc, France 11/03/1950

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Mont Blanc, France


Date11/03/1950
Time09:43
LocationMont Blanc, France
OperatorAir India
Flight #245
RouteBombay - Cairo - Geneva - London
TypeLockheed 749 Constellation
RegistrationVT-CQP
Cn/In2506
Aboard48
Fatalities48
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed in a snowstorm 200 meters below Mont Blansummit. The crew was warned by a Geneva controller to climb immediately. They acknowledged the message but soon after struck the mountain. The exact cause of the accident remains undetermined. Most likely the aircraft was caught in violent gust while trying to overfly the summit. The plane was named 'Malabar Princess.'

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