- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: August 29, 1960
Time: c 06:50
Location: Off Dakar, Senegal
Operator: Air France
Flight #: 343
Route: Paris - Dakar
AC Type: Lockheed 1049G Super Constellation
Registration: F-BHBC
cn / ln: 4622
Aboard: 63   (passengers:55  crew:8)
Fatalities: 63   (passengers:55  crew:8)
Ground: 0
Summary: 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.
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