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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 27705
Last updated: 18 October 2019
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Time:10:00 LT
Type:CAMS 53/1
Owner/operator:Air France
Registration: F-AJIR
C/n / msn: 19
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mediterranean Sea, off Ajaccio, Corsica -   France
Phase: En route
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Marignane Airport, Marseille,Bouches-du-Rhône, France
Destination airport:Ajaccio, Corsica
F-AJIR CAMS 53/1 (MSN 19); first registered 16.10.29 (C of R 2301) to Cie Air-Union, Paris (based Marignane); named “Dauphine”. Re-registered 7.10.33 (upon formation) to Cie Air France, Paris

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 21.1.36: Aircraft was operating an international scheduled passenger flight (routed Marseille – Ajaccio – Tunis). While descending to Ajaccio, the crew sent a short mayday message following an engine failure. The seaplane aircraft went out of control and crashed into the Mediterranean Sea, few km off shore. All six occupants were killed (crew of three plus three passengers)

Edmond Larbonne, pilot,
Laurent Caillebotte, radio navigator,
Robert Juge, engineer.

Registration F-AJIR cancelled April 1936 as "destroyed"


1. El Litoral 22 January 1936, p1

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
16-Nov-2016 17:57 TB Updated [Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Mar-2019 18:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Apr-2019 17:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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