Narrative:The flying boat named "Lionel de Marnier", crashed at sea.
|Date:||Sunday 1 August 1948|
|C/n / msn:|| 6|
|First flight:|| 1947-11-09 (9 months)|
|Engines:|| 6 Wright R-2600-A5B Cyclone|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 40 / Occupants: 40|
|Total:||Fatalities: 52 / Occupants: 52 |
|Airplane damage:|| Missing|
|Airplane fate:|| Presumed damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||ca 1900 km W of Dakar, Senegal ( Atlantic Ocean)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Fort de France Hydrobase, Martinique|
|Destination airport:||Port-Étienne Airport (NDB/GQPP), Mauritania|
» Air-Britain Casualty Compendium Part 47
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Fort de France Hydrobase to Port-Étienne Airport as the crow flies is 4675 km (2922 miles).
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.