Air India 707 crash wreckage on Mont Blanc


Air India Boeing 707 Mont Blanc .jpg

In the centre of this photograph is said to be the wreckage of the Air India Boeing 707 (en route from Bombay to New York via Beirut, Geneva and London) that crashed into Mont Blanc on this day in 1966.

The Flight archives recorded the accident briefly because the magazine issue came out two days later.

In the issue of 3 February 1966 Flight reported in more detail that the aircraft “hit Rocher de la Tournette, a 15,330ft peak of Mont Blanc (15,782ft) at 0707hr GMT on January 24 while descending on an approach to Geneva.” Read more of the disaster in our pdf archive…

This image was taken by Flight International’s news editor Dan Thisdell during his Mont Blanc adventure with Dassault Aviation last May.


Subscribe to our e-mail newsletter to receive updates.

6 Responses to Air India 707 crash wreckage on Mont Blanc

  1. Barbara Cockburn 27 January, 2009 at 11:56 am #

    I forgot to add the picture when I was posting but you should be able to see it now.

  2. A. Banerji 4 February, 2009 at 8:12 am #

    Dear Sir

    It sure looks like a tail fin/elevator on the centre LHS. Are there any other views?

    A. Banerji, Mumbai, India

  3. shahnawaz 8 December, 2009 at 10:39 am #

    but that lady says about Air India Boeing 101
    and i got information on Air India Boeing 707

    what’s that

  4. Dan Thisdell 8 December, 2009 at 2:00 pm #

    I took this picture in July 2008 with a Canon EOS 350D while on final approach to the Mont Blanc summit. The wreckage was spotted by a pair of guides, who are regulars on the route.

  5. MCS 13 December, 2009 at 1:39 pm #


    The Lady , Ms Swati Singh, during her past life regression, clearly said Flight No: 101 & she did not mention about type of aircraft ( Being 707 or otherwise). She was a Sailor named D Singh in her previous birth & occupied window seat 23F on 24 Jan 1996 from Delhi enroute New York. She also mentioned that Indian Scientist Dr Homi Jehangir Bhabha was travelling in the same flight which crashed in Mont Blanc.

    I watched the program fully

  6. Carroll B. Merriman 13 January, 2010 at 12:56 am #

    I am going to India next months any suggestions about delhi travel ideas? Any accomodation suggestion?

Leave a Reply