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Last updated: 20 October 2017
Datum:Sonntag 1 August 1948
Flugzeugtyp:Latécoère 631
Fluggesellschaft:Air France
Kennzeichen: F-BDRC
Werknummer: 6
Baujahr: 1947-11-09 (9 months)
Triebwerk: 6 Wright R-2600-A5B Cyclone
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 12 / Insassen: 12
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 40 / Insassen: 40
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 52 / Insassen: 52
Sachschaden: Vermisst
Konsequenzen: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Unfallort:c 1900 km W off Dakar, Senegal (   Atlantischer Ozean)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Fort de France Hydrobase,
Flug nach:Port-Étienne Airport (NDB/GQPP), Mauretanien
The flying boat named "Lionel de Marnier", crashed at sea.

» Air-Britain Casualty Compendium Part 47


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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).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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