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Accident description
Last updated: 20 March 2018
Date:Thursday 5 May 1927
Type:Farman F.61 Goliath
Operator:SGTA - Société Générale des Transports Aériens
Registration: F-ADFN
C/n / msn: 22
First flight: 1921
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Atlantic Ocean (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:St. Louis Airport (XLS/GOSS), Senegal
Destination airport:Petrolina Internacional Airport, PE (PNZ/SBPL), Brazil
Disappeared at sea.
On June 18, 1927, Brazilian fisherman reported finding a wheel of the airplane.

» Le Farman «Goliath» / par Gérard Hartmann


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Distance from St. Louis Airport to Petrolina Internacional Airport, PE as the crow flies is 3854 km (2409 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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