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Last updated: 26 June 2019
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Date:Saturday 17 September 1932
Type:Lioré et Olivier 212
Operator:Air Union (France)
Registration: F-AIFE
C/n / msn: 2
First flight: 1926
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Selsdon Park (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG/LFPG), France
Destination airport:London-Croydon Airport (-/-), United Kingdom
Narrative:
The aircraft, named "LP Mouillard", crashed into the grounds of the Selsdon Park Hotel, near Croydon, Surrey whilst on approach to Croydon Airport.
The flight had departed Paris-Le Bourget Airport, France at 05:25 hours local time for London. On approach to Croydon Airport, fog reduced visibility and pilot decided to continue his approach at low altitude. The aircraft hit a tree and crashed. While the co-pilot was seriously injured, the captain was killed.

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Distance from Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport to London-Croydon Airport as the crow flies is 320 km (200 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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