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29 August 1960 - Air France Flight 343, a Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation (F-BHBC) operating from Paris to Abidjan via Dakar, crashed into the sea with the loss of all 63 lives on board while the aircraft's crew made a second attempt to land at Dakar's Yoff Airport. The incident was blamed on a tropical wave that would become Hurricane Donna.
1 September 1953 - Air France Flight 178, a Lockheed L-749A Constellation (F-BAZZ) operating the Paris-Nice portion of a passenger flight to Saigon crashed into Mount Cemet, France, with the loss of all 42 lives on board. The accident occurred while the flight deck crew was preparing to land at Nice's Côte d'Azur airport, the aircraft's first scheduled stop. The accident investigation established "controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) as the cause.
3 June 1962 - Air France Flight 007, a chartered Boeing 707–328 (registration F-BHSM), Chateau de Sully, flying from Orly Airport, Paris, France, to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, crashed at Orly during takeoff. 130 out of 132 people on board were killed. Two flight attendants sitting in the rear section of the aircraft were saved. The rejected take off was due to mechanical failure.