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Incidents involving Air France

2009-06-01 15:03

Paris - An Air France passenger jet with 228 people on board was missing on Monday after dropping off radar over the Atlantic on Monday after taking off from Brazil.

Below are some previous incidents involving the French flag carrier.

March 6, 1962: An Air France Boeing 707 crashes on take-off killing 130.

Sept 11, 1968: An Air France caravelle crashes in Antibes, killing 95.

July 25, 2000: All 109 passengers and crew and four people on the ground are killed when an Air France Concorde jetliner crashes after catching fire on take-off near Paris.

July 6, 2005: An Air France jet runs into a stray cow as it lands in the southern Nigerian oil city of Port Harcourt. No-one is injured in the incident.

Aug 3, 2005: An Air France A340 passenger jet with up to 309 passengers and crew on board skids off the end of the runway and bursts into flames after landing in a thunder storm at Toronto's Pearson International Airport. No-one is killed, while 14 people suffer minor injuries.

Dec 17, 2005: An Air France Boeing 777 makes an emergency landing at Irkutsk in Siberia when one of its two engines breaks down on a flight from Seoul to Paris. No casualties.