Goussainville, Val-d'Oise
Goussainville is a commune
Communes of France
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 in the metropolitan area
Aire urbaine
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 of Paris
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, France
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. It is located 20.6 km (12.8 mi) north-northeast from the center of Paris
Kilometre Zero
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 (as the crow flies), near Charles de Gaulle International Airport
Charles de Gaulle International Airport
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Goussainville, together with the neighboring communes of Le Thillay
Le Thillay
Le Thillay is a commune in the Val-d'Oise department in Île-de-France in northern France.-References:** -External links:* * *...

 and Vaudherland
Vaudherland is a commune in the Val-d'Oise department in Île-de-France in northern France.-References:** -External links:* *...

, form an urban area of 31,109 inhabitants (1999 census). This urban area is a satellite city of Paris, being separated from the urban area of Paris by some agricultural land. However, with the growth of the Paris suburbs, particularly around Charles de Gaulle Airport, it is expected that in the near future Goussainville will be reached by the suburbs of Paris, thus becoming physically linked to the urban area of Paris.

Goussainville was the site of the 1973 Paris Air Show crash
1973 Paris Air Show crash
The 1973 Paris Air Show crash was the crash of the second production Tupolev Tu-144 at Goussainville, Val-d'Oise, France, which killed all six crew and a further eight people on the ground. The crash at the Paris Air Show on 3 June 1973 damaged the development program of the Tupolev Tu-144, also...

 of the supersonic Tupolev Tu-144
Tupolev Tu-144
The Tupolev Tu-144 was a Soviet supersonic transport aircraft and remains one of only two SSTs to enter commercial service, the other being the Concorde...



Goussainville is served by two stations on Paris RER line D
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: Goussainville and Les Noues.

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