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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 27790
Last updated: 5 December 2019
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Date:20-JAN-1935
Time:day
Type:CAMS 53/2
Owner/operator:Air France
Registration: F-ALCF
C/n / msn: 30
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Adriatic Sea, 30 miles from Brindisi, Apulia -   Italy
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Tripoli, Libya
Destination airport:Naples Harbour, Naples, Campania, Italy
Narrative:
F-ALCF CAMS 53/2 (MSN 30); first registered 22.5.31 (C of R 2807) Cie Air-Orient, Paris; named “Normandie”. Re-registered to Cie Air France, Paris.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 20.1.35: Aircraft was on a scheduled international passenger flight (aircraft routed Saigon–Yangon–Akyab–Calcutta–Allahabad–Agra–Basrah–Cairo–Benghazi–Tripoli– Tunis–Algiers–Marseille). While flying over the Mediterranean Sea, on the leg from Tripoli to Tunis, crew encountered poor weather conditions with snow falls and low visibility. Captain decided to ditch the aircraft in the Adriatic Sea, 30 miles from Brindisi, Apulia, Italy. Aircraft sank and was lost while all six occupants - crew of three plus three passengers (two french and one Iranian passengers) were rescued by the crew of a ship named 'Paganini'.

Registration F-ALCF cancelled May 1935 as "destroyed"

Sources:

1. El Litoral 21 January 1935, p1
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-532-mediterranean-sea


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
11-Jan-2017 20:58 TB Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
02-Apr-2019 19:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Apr-2019 19:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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