Date: September 01, 1953
Time: 2330
Location: Near Barcelonnette, France
Operator: Air France
Flight #: ?
Route: Paris - Nice - Beirut - Baghdad - Karachi - Calcutta
AC Type: Lockheed 749A Constellation
Registration: F-BAZZ
cn / ln: 2674
Aboard: 42   (passengers:33  crew:9)
Fatalities: 42   (passengers:33  crew:9)
Ground: 0
Summary: While on approach to land at Nice-Cote d' Azur Airport the aircraft crashed into Mt. Cemet in the French Alps. French violinist Jacques Tribaud, 72, among those killed. Navigational error. Pilot deviated from the prescribled route for reasons unknown.

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