Lockheed Constellation Survivors

F-BAZS c/n 2826

Aircraft ditched in August 1953 near the Turkish coast while on a Paris to Tehran flight (Turkish Navy Photo) The nearly intact aircraft was discovered by the Turkish Navy in February 2018
(Turkish Navy Photo)
  • Final registration - F-BAZS
  • Delivered to Air France February 1950 as L749A F-BAZS
  • Inaugurated Paris-Montreal service October 2, 1950
  • Belly landed Paris Orly Airport and repaired
  • While operating Air France Flight 152, ditched 1.5 miles off Turkish coast on August 3, 1953 after #3 engine separated from aircraft
  • 42 onboard with 4 drowning fatalities - for additional information see ASN and Wikipedia accident reports
  • Turkish Navy located the essentially intact aircraft February 2018 in 842 feet of water

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