Date & Time: Jul 19, 1967 at 0515 LT
Type of aircraft:
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Antananarivo - Diego Suarez
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Shortly after liftoff, while climbing to a height of 100 feet, one of the engine caught fire and exploded. The airplane stalled and crashed in a prairie located about 720 meters past the runway end. Three crew members and 39 passengers were killed, among them Albert Sylla, the Malagasy Minister of Foreign Affairs. The three crew members who were killed were Mr. Chevrier, captain, Mr. Turin, mechanic and Mr. Goirand, radio navigator.
Explosion of an engine at a critical stage of flight, just after liftoff, caused the aircraft to stall. The cause of the explosion remains unknown.