Up to 117 people had been killed after an Air India Boeing 707 crashed near the summit of Mont Blanc in the Alps.The plane was on a regular
Bombay to New York flight when the accident happened at around 0800 local time.
All 106 passengers and 11 crew were killed on the aircraft as it prepared to land at Geneva airport in Switzerland of the victims included chairman of the Indian Atomic Energy Commission
Dr Homi Jehangir Bhabha, who was on his way to Vienna.
The remaining passengers were Indian nationals, 46 of whom were sailors. Six were British.The cause of the crash is not yet known.Captain of the Air India Boeing 707, who was one of the airline's most experienced pilots, had told the control tower a few minutes earlier to report that his instruments were working fine and the aircraft
was flying at 19,000ft (5,791 metres)- at least 3,000ft (514 metres) higher than the Mont Blanc summit.Shortly after, the plane crashed into the mountain.