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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 27408
Last updated: 27 May 2019
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Date:18-MAR-1932
Time:day
Type:Farman F.303
Owner/operator:Cie Air Orient
Registration: F-AJIG
C/n / msn: 7155.1
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Syrian Desert, between Baghdad and Damascus -   Syria
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Baghdad, Iraq
Destination airport:Damascus, Syria
Narrative:
F-AJIG Farman 303 (MSN 7155/1); first registered 1.12.30 (C of R 2637) to Cie Air Orient, Paris; named “Le Vaillant”. (Initially flown in 1929 as Farman F.300 prototype with Gnome et Rhône 5Ba engines).

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 18.3.32: Aircraft was operating a scheduled international passenger flight. En route, between Baghdad (Iraq) and Damascus (Syria) the pilot was forced to attempt an emergency landing in the Syrian desert for unknown reasons. While all occupants were unhurt, and quickly rescued, the aircraft was possibly not badly damaged but it was not repaired. Instead, declared "damaged beyond repair" and abandoned on site where it crashed. (Probably due to the remoteness of the crash location).

Registration F-AJIG cancelled September 1933 as "discarded"

Sources:

1. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/f-aaaa.pdf
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_F-6.html
3. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-farman-f303-syria
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farman_F.300
5. https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo/f-ajig.html
6. https://www.aviafrance.com/farman-f-303-aviation-france-6476.htm

Farman F.303 G-AJIG in 1931 Farman F.300 right front Annuaire de L'Aéronautique 1931

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
07-Mar-2018 12:22 gerard57 Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
28-Mar-2019 22:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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