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Turkish Airlines Flight 981

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  1. registration TC-JAV, was a McDonnell Douglas DC-10 which crashed just outside Senlis, France, on March 3, 1974

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  2. Outward-opening cargo doors are inherently not fail-safe

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  3. Known as the Ermenonville air disaster after the forest where the aircraft crashed, the accident resulted in the deaths of all 346 on board

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  4. The crash of Flight 981 was the deadliest air disaster of all time before the Tenerife Disaster event of 1977, and remained the deadliest single-airliner disaster until the crash of Japan Airlines Flight 123 in 1985

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  5. The crash resulted from the failure of the rear cargo door latching system, which allowed the door to blow off in flight

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