Air France Flight 406

Air France Flight 406Wednesday May 10, 1961
While en route from Fort Lamy, Chad to Marseilles, France, the airliner crashed and burned in the Sahara Desert on the Algeria / Libya border. Detonation of a nitrocellulose bomb.

Crash Details

DateWednesday May 10, 1961
LocationGhadames, Algeria
Passengers69
Crew9
Fatalities78
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeLockheed 1649A Starliner
OperatorAir France
RegistrationF-BHBM
Flight OriginFort Lamy, Chad
Flight Destination Marseilles, France
Ghadames, Algeria
Air France
Lockheed 1649A Starliner
1961