The terrible crash of THY DC-10 TC
-JAV, flight TK981 was the kind of disaster that had been feared since the start of the "Jumbo" jet era ( a non survivable crash involving a heavily-load wide-bodied transport ) and left commercial aviation reeling for more than a year.
The plane crashed in a forest near Ermenonville, a little located 25 miles (40km) north-east of Paris.
This area seems to be damned for aviation, as two other sites, not far from there became sadly famous for two other air disasters :
On June 3rd 1979, The Soviet Supersonic Jet Tu-144 CCCP-77102 crashed during the Paris Air show over the little town of Goussainville, situated north of Le Bourget Airport, 28 Km north-east of Paris, and less than 30km south west from Ermenonville, THY DC-10 crash site.
On July 25th 2000, Air France Supersonic Concorde F-BTSC crashed shortly after take-off from CDG
, on hotel of Gonesse, a suburbian town located 25 KM
north-east of Paris, & only 6 KM
south of Goussainville
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