Air France Flight 212 (1969)
An Air France Boeing 707-320, similar to the one involved.
|Date||December 3, 1969|
|Summary||Loss of control|
|Site||near Caracas, Venezuela|
|Aircraft type||Boeing 707-328B|
|Flight origin||Caracas International Airport|
|Destination||Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport|
Air France Flight 212 was a flight on a Boeing 707, registration F-BHSZ, on 3 December 1969. Flight 212, which originated in Santiago International Airport, was flying to Paris (France) via Lima (Peru), Guayaquil (Ecuador), Bogota (Colombia), Caracas (Venezuela), Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe) and Lisbon (Portugal).
None of the 62 people on board survived.
- Some early newspaper reports incorrectly stated the altitude as 33,000 feet (10,000 m)
- "ASN Aircraft Accident Boeing 707-328B F-BHSZ Caracas Simon Bolivar Airport (CCS)". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
- World Airline Accident Summary. Civil Aviation Authority (United Kingdom). 1974. ISBN 0-903083-44-2.
- Associated Press (4 December 1969), "62 Dies as Jet Falls 6 Miles into Ocean: Air France Craft Lost at Caracas", Youngstown Vindicator, 81 (95), p. 1
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