Accident description
Last updated: 22 July 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 31 October 1945
Time:ca 15:50
Type:Latécoère 631
Operator:Air France
Registration: F-BDRC
C/n / msn: 6
First flight: 1947-11-09 (12 months)
Engines: 6 Wright R-2600-A5B Cyclone
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Laguna de Rocha (   Uruguay) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The propeller of the nr.3 (left hand inboard) engine separated. Debris struck the nr.2 engine and a propeller blade sliced through the fuselage of this flying boat, cutting a hole of almost 3 m. Two passengers were killed and a small fire erupted. The pilot carried out an emergency landing in a lagoon. The Laté 631 operated on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Montevideo and Buenos Aires.

Classification:
Prop/turbine blade separation
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» Hidroavión Lionel de Marmier


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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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