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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 27383
Last updated: 13 November 2019
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Date:21-FEB-1932
Time:morning
Type:CAMS 56
Owner/operator:Cie Generale L'Aéropostale
Registration: F-ALCG
C/n / msn: 31
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mediteranean sea, 75 km off Balearic Islands -   Spain
Phase: En route
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Algiers Harbour, Algiers, Algeria
Destination airport:Marseilles Harbour, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
Narrative:
F-ALCG CAMS 56 (MSN 31); first registered 16.3.31 (C of R 2720) to Cie Generale L'Aeropostale, Paris.

Written off (destroyed) 21.2.32: Aircraft was operating a cargo/mail flight. Aircraft left Algiers at 06:45 LT bound for Marseilles. En route, while flying 75 kilometers off the Balearic Islands, crew was forced to ditch the aircraft following unknown technical problems. (According to one, unverified source, aircraft suffered engine problems south of Malloca). Both aviators were rescued at 13:30 LT by the crew of a ship named "Timgad" and were unhurt. Unfortunately, the aircraft sank and was lost.

Crew:
Jean Mermoz, pilot,
Lucien Régnier, radio navigator.

Registration F-ALCG cancelled as "discarded" 1.6.32.

Sources:

1. http://jn.passieux.free.fr/html/Cams56.php
2. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/f-aaaa.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_F-8.html
4. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-cams-56-balearic-islands

CAMS 56, F-ALCG Jean Mermoz at the controls, off the Balearic Islands 21 February 1932 CAMS 56, Jean Mermoz at the controls, 1932

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
14-Apr-2018 19:12 TB Updated [Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
02-Apr-2019 19:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
13-Nov-2019 18:12 kaerophil Updated [Narrative]

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