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Last updated: 20 September 2021
Date:Friday 22 March 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic S210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle III
Operator:Air Inter
Registration: F-BSRY
MSN: 258
First flight: 1970
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bastia-Poretta Airport (BIA) (   France)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bastia-Poretta Airport (BIA/LFKB), France
Destination airport:Marseille-Marignane Airport (MRS/LFML), France
On the ground an explosion occurred in the forward landing gear compartment, causing substantial damage.

Damaged on the ground

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photo of Caravelle-III-F-BSRY
accident date: 22-03-1974
type: Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle III
registration: F-BSRY

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Bastia-Poretta Airport to Marseille-Marignane Airport as the crow flies is 358 km (224 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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