70 Years ago today: On 3 November 1950 an Air-India Lockheed Constellation struck Mont Blanc, killing all 48 occupants.
|Date:||Friday 3 November 1950|
Lockheed L-749 Constellation
|C/n / msn:||2506|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 40 / Occupants: 40|
|Total:||Fatalities: 48 / Occupants: 48|
|Aircraft fate:||Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Mont Blanc ( France)|
|Crash site elevation:||4572 m (15000 feet) amsl|
|Phase:||En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Cairo (unknown airport), Egypt|
|Destination airport:||Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA/LSGG), Switzerland|
Air-India flight 245 departed Bombay on a flight to London with several intermediate stops. While descending towards Geneva, the airplane flew into the side of Mont Blanc at an elevation of 15.000 feet.
The wreckage was located November 5.