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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:Monday 12 March 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic S210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle III
Operator:Air France
Registration: F-BHRL
C/n / msn: 31
First flight: 1960
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 35
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 41
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) (   Germany)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Germany
Destination airport:Lyon Satolas Airport (LYS/LFLL), France
Narrative:
The pilot-in-command diverted from the guideline and the aircraft collided with a fence and obstruction lights marking construction work while taxiing to the departure runway. The right wing tank sustained substantial damage, leading to the loss of 500 kg fuel. The Caravelle was named "Dauphiné".



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Distance from Frankfurt International Airport to Lyon Satolas Airport as the crow flies is 539 km (337 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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