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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 28167
Last updated: 16 November 2019
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Date:16-AUG-1929
Time:06:00 LT
Type:Latécoère 25-2R
Owner/operator:Aeroposta Argentina
Registration: F-AIFX
C/n / msn: 619
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cerro Sapucai, 80 km southeast of Asunción -   Paraguay
Phase: En route
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Posadas, Misiones, Argentina
Destination airport:Asunción, Paraguay
Narrative:
F-AIFX Latecoere 17/3R (MSN 619); first registered 20.10.26 (C of R 1605) to Cie Generale d’Entreprises Aeronautiques, Paris (based Toulouse). Upgraded (C of T) 9.27 to Latécoère 25-2R. Re-registered to Cie Generale Aeropostale, Paris (based Toulouse).

Re-registered to Aeroposta Argentina (but seems to have retained its French registration). On 1.1.29, Paul Vachet and Pedro Ficarelli carry out one of the two inaugural flights to Asunción, Paraguay, taking Mrs. Lydie Vachet, engineer Padilla (director of the Company) and mechanic Gutiérrez.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 16.8.29: aircraft was operating a cargo/mail flight between Posadas, Misiones, Argentina and Asunción, Paraguay, when it struck the hillside at Cerro Sapucaí, some 80 km southeast of Asunción, Paraguay, in poor visibility and caught fire. En route, the pilot encountered poor visibility due to foggy conditions. To maintain a visual contact with the ground, he decided to reduce his altitude but the aircraft hit a hill near Sapucai.

The aircraft was destroyed and the pilot Pedro Ficarelli was killed. The mechanic Girolo, was seriously injured, and passenger Cartes slightly injured.

Registration F-AIFX cancelled 30.11.29 as "reforme"

Sources:

1. http://www.santafe.gov.ar/hemerotecadigital/diario/12295/
2. http://henri.eisenbeis.free.fr/aeropostale/1-complement/11_vol-1er-jan-1929.htm
3. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/f-aaaa.pdf
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_F-4.html
5. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-latecoere-252r-sapucai-1-killed
6. http://loudandclearisnotenought.blogspot.com/search?q=F-AIFX


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
03-Nov-2009 10:30 RATONBIB Updated
13-Jan-2011 11:39 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Other fatalities, Nature, Damage, Narrative]
22-Feb-2012 14:35 Gwydd Updated [Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
03-Mar-2015 14:54 TB Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
02-Sep-2016 16:08 TB Updated [Time, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Mar-2019 22:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Mar-2019 14:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
27-Mar-2019 17:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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