Air France Flight 117

Air France Flight 117Friday June 22, 1962
The aircraft crashed into a 1,400 ft. hill while on approach, 15 miles from the runway threshold. Nonfunctioning VOR station. Insufficient meteorological information given to the flight crew. Malfunctioning automatic direction finder due to the effects of poor atmospheric conditions. The aircraft was named "Chateau de Chantilly."

Crash Details

DateFriday June 22, 1962
LocationBasse-Terre, Guadaloupe, West Indies
Passengers102
Crew10
Fatalities112
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeBoeing B-707-328
OperatorAir France
RegistrationF-BHST
Flight OriginParis
Flight Destination Pointe
Basse-Terre, Guadaloupe, West Indies
Air France
Boeing B-707-328
1962