A chartered Air France Boeing 707 headed for Atlanta, Georgia, has crashed on take-off at Orly Airport in Paris, killing 130 people on board.
It is the worst ever recorded air disaster involving one aircraft.
Miraculously, two of the 10 crew survived. The air stewardesses, who had been sitting at the rear of the plane, escaped with minor injuries.
Three hours after the disaster another steward was found alive in the wreckage but he died later in hospital.