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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 28114
Last updated: 6 August 2019
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Date:31-JAN-1929
Time:c. 19:20 LT
Type:Latécoère 26
Owner/operator:L'Aéropostale
Registration: F-AIMU
C/n / msn: 674
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Atlantic Ocean, off Mazagan (El Jadida) -   Morocco
Phase: En route
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Agadir, Morocco
Destination airport:Casablanca, Morocco
Narrative:
F-AIMU Latecoere 26/2R (MSN 674); first registered 23,2.28 (C of R 1786) to Cie Generale Aeropostale, Paris (based Toulouse).

Written off (destroyed) 31.1.29: Crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, off Mazagan (El Jadida), Morocco, while operating a cargo/mail flight (routed Dakar–Agadir–Casablanca–Alicante–Barcelona–Perpignan–Toulouse). Crew were on their way to France with the mail (letters and packets) from South America. Aircraft left Agadir at 16:00 LT bound for Casablanca, and overflew Mazagan (El Jadida) at 19:15 LT.

A few minutes later, while cruising along the coast, the single engine aircraft crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off Mazagan (El Jadida) in unknown circumstances. SAR missions did not find any trace of the aircraft nor the crew and all operations were suspended a few days later. Three weeks later, the dead bodies of both crew were eventually found washed ashore on the beach near Azemmour, Morocco

Crew:
Emile Lécrivain, pilot,
Pierre Ducaud, radio navigator.

Registration F-AIMU cancelled March 1929 as "destroyed"

Sources:

1. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/f-aaaa.pdf
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_F-4.html
3. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-latecoere-262r-azemmour-2-killed

Bleriot SPAD S.56 photo from Les Ailes December 1,1927: Bleriot SPAD S.56 Les Ailes December 1,1927

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
26-Mar-2019 22:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
27-Mar-2019 14:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Narrative]

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