Air France Flight 212

Air France Flight 212Wednesday March 6, 1968
After reporting the field in sight, the aircraft struck the ridge of a dormant volcano. The crew initiated a descent from an incorrectly identified point while flying VFR.

Crash Details

DateWednesday March 6, 1968
LocationBasse-Terre, Guadeloupe, West Indies
Passengers52
Crew11
Fatalities63
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeBoeing B-707-328C
OperatorAir France
RegistrationF-BLCJ
Flight OriginCaracas
Flight Destination Pointe a Pitre
Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, West Indies
Air France
Boeing B-707-328C
1968