Air France Flight 343

Air France Flight 343Monday August 29, 1960
The aircraft crashed into the Atlantic Ocean after an unsuccessful landing attempt. Cause undetermined. Possible structural failure or loss of control due to turbulence, sensory illusion or distraction of the flight crew which could have been associated with a lightning strike.

Crash Details

DateMonday August 29, 1960
LocationOff Dakar, Senegal
Passengers55
Crew8
Fatalities63
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeLockheed 1049G Super Constellation
OperatorAir France
RegistrationF-BHBC
Flight OriginParis
Flight Destination Dakar
Off Dakar, Senegal
Air France
Lockheed 1049G Super Constellation
1960