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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 27245
Last updated: 6 December 2019
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Date:13-JUN-1938
Time:10:00 LT
Type:de Havilland DH.84 Dragon
Owner/operator:Air Afrique
Registration: F-AMUZ
C/n / msn: 6064
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:El Aria, 30 Km from Constantine -   Algeria
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Tunis, Tunisia
Destination airport:Constantine, Tunisia
Narrative:
F-AMUZ DH.84 Dragon (c/no.6064) Registered 5.3.34 (CofR 3691) to Henri Germain, Algiers. Re-registered 26.10.37 to Etat Francais for use by Air Afrique.

Crashed at El Aria, Tunisia, 13.6.38. Accident occurred in foggy conditions. Aircraft crashed 30 kilometres from Constantine. No fatalities, but all six occupants injured. According to the following published source (see link #3):

"The Dragon II F-AMUZ was taken over from de Havilland by Georges Descamps, chief pilot of the LANA, on 22 February 1934 and transferred to Henri Germain on 5 March 1934.

Acquired by the French State in October 1937, he was assigned to Air Afrique, carrying out the Tunis-Algiers link. On June 13, 1938, at 10:00 am, he made a forced landing in the mist at El Aria 30 km from Constantine. The pilot, M. Rome, had a broken arm, and a passenger was injured, the other 3 occupants were bruised. The aircraft was removed from the registers in July of the same year.

Registration F-AMUZ cancelled as "destroyed" 31.7.38

Sources:

1. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/f-aaaa.pdf
2. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-de-havilland-dh84-dragon-2-el-aria
3. http://www.crezan.net/pag_cpg/lana.html
4. http://www.cerclealgerianiste.fr/index.php/archives/encyclopedie-algerianiste/histoire/histoire-economique/histoire-des-transports/321-les-lignes-aeriennes-nord-africaines-l-a-n-a-avant-1940
5. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p060.html
6. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/f-aaaa.pdf
7. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_F-12.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
29-Dec-2011 15:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
02-Oct-2017 22:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
05-Apr-2019 20:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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