Date: August 12, 1963
Time: 1419
Location: Lyon, France
Operator: Air Inter
Flight #: 2611
Route: Lille - Lyon
AC Type: Vickers Viscount 708
Registration: F-BGNV
cn / ln: 039
Aboard: 20   (passengers:16  crew:4)
Fatalities: 20   (passengers:16  crew:4)
Ground: 1
Summary: 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.

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