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Accident
Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Datum:woensdag 31 oktober 1945
Tijd:ca 15:50
Type:Latécoère 631
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Air France
Registratie: F-BANT
Constructienummer: 2
Bouwjaar: 1945-03-19 (8 months)
Motoren: 6 Wright R-2600-A5B Cyclone
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden:
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Laguna de Rocha (   Uruguay)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:?
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
Beschrijving:
The propeller of the no. 3 (left hand inboard) engine separated. Debris struck the no. 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.

Bronnen:
» Folha da Manhã 7 November 1945, p2
» Hidroavión Lionel de Marmier


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