- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: June 22, 1962
Time: 04:01
Location: Basse-Terre, Guadaloupe, West Indies
Operator: Air France
Flight #: 117
Route: Paris - Pointe-a Pitre - Santaigo
AC Type: Boeing B-707-328
Registration: F-BHST
cn / ln: 18247/274
Aboard: 112   (passengers:102  crew:10)
Fatalities: 112   (passengers:102  crew:10)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft crashed into a 1,400 ft. hill while on approach, 15 miles from the runway threshold. Nonfunctioning VOR station. Insufficient meteorological information given to the flight crew. Malfunctioning automatic direction finder due to the effects of poor atmospheric conditions. The aircraft was named "Chateau de Chantilly."
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