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Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Fecha:sábado 10 septiembre 1955
Tipo:Latécoère 631
Operador:France-Hydro
Registración: F-BDRE
Numéro de série: 8
Año de Construcción: 1948-11-28 (6 years 10 months)
Motores: 6 Wright R-2600-A5B Cyclone
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 8 / Ocupantes: 8
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 8 / Ocupantes: 8
Total:Fatalidades: 16 / Ocupantes: 16
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:60 km (37.5 milles) N of Banyo (   Camerún)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Ferry/Posicionado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Lac Lérè, Chad
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Douala Airport (DLA/FKKD), Camerún
Descripción:
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.

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


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