Airplane Crash - Near Barcelonnette, France 09/01/1953

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Barcelonnette, France


Date09/01/1953
LocationNear Barcelonnette, France
OperatorAir France
RouteParis - Nice - Hong Kong
TypeLockheed 749A Constellation
RegistrationF-BAZZ
Cn/In2674
Aboard42
Fatalities42
Ground0
SummaryWhile on approach to land at Nice-Cote d' Azur Airport the aircraft crashed into Mt. Cemet in the French Alps. French violinist Jacques Tribaud, 72, among those killed. Navigational error. Pilot deviated from the prescribled route for reasons unknown.

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