72 Years ago today: On 3 November 1950 an Air-India Lockheed Constellation struck Mont Blanc, killing all 48 occupants.

Date:Friday 3 November 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-749 Constellation
First flight:1948
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 40 / Occupants: 40
Total:Fatalities: 48 / Occupants: 48
Aircraft damage:Destroyed
Aircraft fate:Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mont Blanc (https://cdn.aviation-safety.net/database/country/flags_15/F.gif   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.