- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: November 03, 1950
Time: 09:43
Location: Mont Blanc, France
Operator: Air India
Flight #: 245
Route: Bombay - Cairo - Geneva - London
AC Type: Lockheed 749 Constellation
Registration: VT-CQP
cn / ln: 2506
Aboard: 48   (passengers:40  crew:8)
Fatalities: 48   (passengers:40  crew:8)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft crashed in a snowstorm 200 meters below Mont Blanc summit. The crew was warned by a Geneva controller to climb immediately. They acknowledged the message but soon after struck the mountain. The exact cause of the accident remains undetermined. Most likely the aircraft was caught in violent gust while trying to overfly the summit. The plane was named "Malabar Princess."
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