Airplane Crash - Off Fethiye Point, Turkey 08/03/1953

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Off Fethiye Point, Turkey


Date08/03/1953
Time02:28
LocationOff Fethiye Point, Turkey
OperatorAir France
RouteRome - Beirut
TypeLockheed L- 749A Constellation
RegistrationF-BAZS
Cn/In2628
Aboard42
Fatalities4
Ground0
SummaryThe No. 3 engine broke away from the aircraft following severe vibrations causing loss of control of the No. 4 engine and necessitating a ditching 1.5 miles from the coast. Failure in flight of a propeller blade. Four passengers drowned.

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