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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25670
Last updated: 3 June 2020
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Date:03-APR-1939
Time:07:30 LT
Type:Caudron C.635 Simoun
Owner/operator:Air France
Registration: F-AOOT
C/n / msn: 7372/53
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Morondava, Toliara Province -   Madagascar
Phase: En route
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Antananarivo, Madagascar
Destination airport:Morondava, Toliara Province, Madagascar
Narrative:
F-AOOT Caudron C.635 Simoun (MSN 7372/53); first registered 27.10.37 (C of R 5435) to Etat Francais (State of Rance or French Government). Operated by Air France, Paris-Le Bourget on cargo/mail flights between Paris and Madagascar (fleet number "15")

Written off (destroyed) 3.4.39: Aircraft was operating a cargo/mail flight (aircraft routed Antananarivo Morondava Ihosy). The crew was performing a mail flight from Antananarivo to Ihosy with an intermediate stop in Morondava. Shortly after take off, while in initial climb, the engine failed. After a first segment of some 1,500 meters, the aircraft stalled, hit a tree and crashed in a field. While the pilot was killed, the engineer was injured. The aircraft was destroyed.

Crew:
Jacques Ringel, pilot,
Roland Chollet, engineer.

Probable cause: According to the expert report from Bureau Veritas, the engine failure was caused by a defect of the fuel supply system.

Sources:

1. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/f-aaaa.pdf
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_F-15.html
3. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-caudron-c635-simoun-morondava-1-killed


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
06-Apr-2019 22:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Apr-2019 22:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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