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Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Datum:woensdag 27 november 1940
Type:SNCAC (Farman) NC.223.4
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Air France
Registratie: F-AROA
Constructienummer: 2
Bouwjaar:
Motoren: 4 Hispano-Suiza 12Y-37
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 7 / inzittenden: 7
Schade: Vermist
Gevolgen: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Plaats:ca 50 S off Cape Spartivento, Sardinia, Italy (   Mer Méditerranée)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Marseille-Marignane Airport (MRS/LFML), Frankrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Bizerte Airfield (DTTB), Tunesië
Beschrijving:
A SNCAC (Farman) NC.223.4 mail plane, named La Verrier, crashed into the Mediterranean Sea while on a mail flight from Marseille, France, to Bizerte, Beirut and Damascus.
On board was the newly-appointed Vichy High Commissioner to Lebanon and Syria, M. Jean Chiappe.
The airplane likely strayed into the battle zone of the Battle of Cape Spartivento. That day British and Italian naval ships were involved in a battle. The crew reportedly radioed that they were hit by machine-gun fire.

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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Marseille-Marignane Airport en Bizerte Airfield bedraagt 784 km (490 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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