Accident Latécoère 631 F-BANT,
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Date:Wednesday 31 October 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic l631 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Latécoère 631
Owner/operator:Air France
Registration: F-BANT
MSN: 2
Year of manufacture:1945
Engine model:Wright R-2600-A5B Cyclone
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Laguna de Rocha -   Uruguay
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
The propeller of the no. 3 (left hand inboard) engine separated. Debris struck the no. 2 engine and a propeller blade sliced through the fuselage of this flying boat, cutting a hole of almost 3 m. Two passengers were killed and a small fire erupted. The pilot carried out an emergency landing in a lagoon. The Laté 631 operated on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Montevideo and Buenos Aires.


Folha da Manhã 7 November 1945, p2
Hidroavión Lionel de Marmier


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