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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 28116
Last updated: 29 September 2019
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Date:26-FEB-1929
Time:day
Type:Bernard 197 GR
Owner/operator:Avions Bernard et Cie
Registration: F-AIYI
C/n / msn: 01
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mawlamyine Mon State, 200 km SE of Yangon -   Myanmar
Phase: En route
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Akyab, Rahkine State, Burma (Myanmar)
Destination airport:Rangoon, Yangon Region, Burma (Myanmar)
Narrative:
F-AIYI Bernard 197 Grand Raid (MSN 1); first registered 15.2.29 (C of R 2027) Societe des Avions Bernard, La Courneuve (based Orly); first flown 9.28. Without a buyer, the Bernard 191 GR # 3 won three international records with a load with the crew Antoine Paillard and Eugène Camplan. In 1928, the Lorraine Company equipped the airframe with a "Grand Raid" of a Lorraine 12-Eb 450 hp engine, becoming the Bernard 197 GR. She was destined for Leon Challe for a crossing of the South Atlantic followed by a commercial propaganda tour in Latin America. This project having cut short, Lorraine entrusted the 197 GR to Joseph Le Brix for a fast connection with Indochina. Paillard and Camille Georges Jousse were added to the crew. The F-AIYI left Istres January 18, 1929.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 26.2.29: Aircraft was operating a scheduled flight routed Istres–Tunis–Cairo–Basra–Agra–Allahabad–Calcutta–Akyab–Yangon–Saigon. En route, while cruising some 200 km southeast of Yangon, crew encountered engine problems and attempted to make an emergency landing. Aircraft christened "France-Indochine" crashed in a swamp and came to rest inverted. While both pilots were slightly injured, the mechanic was seriously injured.
Crew:
Joseph Le Brix, pilot,
Antoine Paillard, pilot,
Camille Jousse, mechanic

Wreckage later washed away in tropical storms. Registration F-AIYI cancelled October 1931 as "destroyed"

NOTE: Some published sources (see links #3 & #4) gives the crash location as "forced landed on beach Theinzeik, Gulf of Martaban, 122 miles from Rangoon"

Sources:

1. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-bernard-197gr-near-moulmein
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_F-5.html
3. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/f-aaaa.pdf
4. https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_191_GR#n%C2%B03


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
01-Jan-2018 19:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
15-Aug-2018 20:01 Sergey L. Updated [Location]
27-Mar-2019 19:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]

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