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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 30920
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Time:10:00 LT
Type:Latecoere 25-2.R
Owner/operator:Cie Generale L'Aeropostale
Registration: F-AIKG
C/n / msn: 633
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rio de la Plata, off Solís, Maldonado Department -   Uruguay
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Buenos Aires, Argentina
Destination airport:Montevideo, Uruguay
F-AIKG Latecoere 25/2R (MSN 633); first registered 5.10.27 (C of R 1720) to Cie Generale Aeropostale, Paris (based Toulouse).

Written off (destroyed) 15.1.28: Crew was performing a cargo/mail flight from South America to France. On the leg from Buenos Aires to Montevideo, while overflying the Rio de la Plata and descending to Montevideo, the single engine aircraft went out of control and dove into the sea, off Solis, Maldonado Department, Uruguay (at approximate co ordinates: 34°47′35″S 55°23′0″W). Both crew were killed and the aircraft was destroyed.

Hervé Santelli, pilot,
Georges Frances, mechanic.

Cause: Authorities confirmed the wing detached in flight, precipitating the aircraft into the sea. The French operator confirmed this hypothesis and added it was most probably due to sabotage but this was not proved. Registration F-AIKG cancelled May 1929



Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
22-Mar-2012 11:08 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Damage, Narrative]
22-Mar-2012 11:10 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
26-Jan-2018 13:45 Sergey L. Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
26-Mar-2019 20:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Mar-2019 20:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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