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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 121056
Last updated: 13 August 2019
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Date:02-MAY-1927
Time:day
Type:S.P.C.A. Météore 63
Owner/operator:Air Union Lignes d’Orient (AULO)
Registration: F-AIFN
C/n / msn: 1
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mediterranean Sea, near Algiers -   Algeria
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Algiers, Algeria
Destination airport:Marseilles, France
Narrative:
F-AIFN SPCA Meteore 63 (MSN 1) ex F-ESEK' re-registered as F-AIFN 11.10.26 (C of R 1596) to Societe Provencale de Constructions Aeronautiques, Paris (based La Ciotat). Re-registered to Air Union Lignes d’Orient (AULO)

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 2.5.27: Shortly after takeoff from Algiers, the three engine seaplane stalled and crashed into the sea. The engineer was injured, the navigator was uninjured and the pilot Louis Larmor was killed. It seems that an engine failed shortly after takeoff.
Crew:
Louis Larmor, pilot (killed)
Pierre Ducaud, radio (uninjured)
Vincent Riera, mechanic/engineer (injured)

Registration F-AIFN cancelled 31.5.27 as "reforme"

NOTE: According to some sources "In October that year [1928], Maurice Noguès flew F-AIFN from Marseilles to Beirut but crashed and sank off Naples during the return journey."

Sources:

1. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/f-aaaa.pdf
2. https://howlingpixel.com/wiki/SPCA_Météore_63
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_F-4.html
4. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-spca-meteore-63-algiers-1-killed
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SPCA_M%C3%A9t%C3%A9ore_63
6. l'Association des Amis du Vieux La Ciotat. "La SPCA". Le Musée de l' Association des Amis du Vieux La Ciotat
7. Hartmann, Gérard (2000). "Les hydravions FBA d'Air-Union"

SPCA 63 3-view NACA Aircraft Circular No.41

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Mar-2011 14:31 Johnny Johnny Added
27-Oct-2017 14:12 Sergey L. Updated [Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
25-Mar-2019 22:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
25-Mar-2019 22:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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