Air Inter Flight 2611

Air Inter Flight 2611Monday August 12, 1963
Struck by lightning while on initial approach in a thunderstorm. The accident resulted from exceptionally bad weather conditions in the area where the aircraft was holding at the request of Lyon Approach. The Board did not rule out the possibility of a flash of lightning dazzling the crew and causing temporary blindness or appreciably incapacitating both crew members.

Crash Details

DateMonday August 12, 1963
LocationLyon, France
Passengers16
Crew4
Fatalities20
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeVickers Viscount 708
OperatorAir Inter
RegistrationF-BGNV
Flight OriginLille
Flight Destination Lyon
Lyon, France
Air Inter
Vickers Viscount 708
1963