Narrative:The right main gear suddenly retracted during the takeoff roll. The aircraft slewed and caught fire.
|Date:||Tuesday 30 October 1951|
|Type:||SNCASO SO.30P Bretagne|
|C/n / msn:|| 12|
|First flight:|| |
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 30|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 34 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Paris-Orly Airport (ORY) ( France)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Departure airport:||Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO), France|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The cause of the sudden retraction of the right leg of the main landing gear could not be determined."
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.