- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: October 28, 1949
Time: c 02:50
Location: San Miguel Island, Azores
Operator: Air France
Flight #: ?
Route: Paris - Santa Maria - New York City
AC Type: Lockheed 749-79-33 Constellation
Registration: F-BAZN
cn / ln: 2546
Aboard: 48   (passengers:37  crew:11)
Fatalities: 48   (passengers:37  crew:11)
Ground: 0
Summary: While attempting for the third time to land at Santa Maria, the aircraft, flew into Redondo Mountain at 2,950 ft. on San Miguel Island. Crew error. Failure to carry out either of the two approach procedures adopted for Santa Maria airport. False position report give by crew. Inadequate navigation. Failure to identify Santa Maria airport when flying in VFR conditions. French middleweight boxing champion Marcel Cerdan, 33, and French violinist, Ginette Neveu killed.
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