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Last updated: 13 December 2017
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Datum:Samstag 10 September 1955
Flugzeugtyp:Latécoère 631
Fluggesellschaft:France-Hydro
Kennzeichen: F-BDRE
Werknummer: 8
Baujahr: 1948-11-28 (6 years 10 months)
Triebwerk: 6 Wright R-2600-A5B Cyclone
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 16 / Insassen: 16
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:60 km (37.5 Meilen) N of Banyo (   Kamerun)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Leerflug
Flug von:Lac Lérè, Tschad
Flug nach:Douala Airport (DLA/FKKD), Kamerun
Unfallbericht:
The Latecoere flying boat had been based in Africa to fly cotton from Lac Lérè in Chad to Douala. On a flight to Biscarosse, France for routine overhaul the aircraft entered a tropical storm. The wing broke, probably as a result of windshear, and the aircraft crashed. This was the last active Latecoere 631 flying boat. Plans to convert some stored 631s for cargo transportation were not carried out; all remaining planes were scrapped.

Informationsquelle:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 64)


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