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First crash of an Airbus A320

Air France Flight 296 was a chartered flight of a new fly-by-wire Airbus A320-111 operated by Air France. On 26 June 1988, it was flying over Mulhouse-Habsheim Airport (LFGB) as part of an airshow. The low-speed flyover was supposed to take place at an altitude of 100 feet AGL instead, the plane performed the flyover at 30 feet, skimmed the treetops of the forest at the end of the runway and crashed to the ground, killing three passengers. This was the first crash of an Airbus A320.

Last updated December 23, 2017  
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