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Last updated: 27 November 2015
Datum:Mittwoch 31 Oktober 1945
Zeit:ca 15:50
Flugzeugtyp:Latécoère 631
Fluggesellschaft:Air France
Kennzeichen: F-BANT
Werknummer: 2
Baujahr: 1945-03-19 (8 months)
Triebwerk: 6 Wright R-2600-A5B Cyclone
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen:
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Laguna de Rocha (   Uruguay)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:?
Flug nach:?
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.

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