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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34163
Last updated: 14 December 2018
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Date:09-MAY-1934
Time:c. 12:20 LT
Type:Wibault 282.T12
Owner/operator:Air France
Registration: F-AMHP
C/n / msn: 8
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:English Channel, 12 miles SSE of Dungeness, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Paris-Le Bourget, Paris (LBG/PFPB)
Destination airport:Croydon Airport (EGCR)
Narrative:
While overflying The Channel, the pilot encountered poor weather conditions and low visibility due to fog. He reduced his altitude and was later flying low over the sea when the three engine aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances approximately twelve miles south east of Dungeness, Kent. All six occupants were killed.

Crew:
Francois Cannet killed (pilot)
Joseph Ollier killed (wireless operator)
Myles Murphy killed (steward, British)
Comte de Neuville killed (passenger, French)
M. Guichard killed (passenger, French)
Arthur Louis Fraissard killed (passenger, Swiss)

The aircraft was operating a scheduled international passenger flight from Le Bourget, Paris, France to Croydon, Surrey, United Kingdom. It was carrying three crew and three passengers. The aircraft had taken off from Le Bourget at 11:15 local time (10:15 GMT) and passed over Le Tréport, Seine-Maritime at 12:10. At 12:19, a radio fix obtained from Croydon established that the aircraft was 18 1⁄2 miles (29.8 km) west by south of Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais. There were no further messages received from the aircraft. The weather at the time included low clouds.

At 17:20 GMT, the Folkestone lifeboat was launched with instructions to search the sea at a position 12 miles (19 km) south east by south of Dungeness, where it was reported that wreckage had been observed. The Dover lifeboat also joined the search. No trace of the aircraft was found during the search, which was hampered by thick fog. The Folkestone lifeboat did not return to its station until after 22:00 GMT. The lack of an SOS call from the aircraft indicated that it had crashed into the sea whilst attempting to fly below the low cloudbase. On 18 May, a mailbag from the aircraft was washed up on the French coast.

Registration F-AMHP finally cancelled August 1934 as "destroyed"

Sources:

1. The Times 10 May 1934, page 14/21 May 1934, page 7
2. El Tiempo 10 May 1934, page 7
3. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1934.htm
4. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-wibault-282t12-channel-6-killed
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wibault_280#Accidents_and_incidents
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1934_Air_France_Wibault_282T_crash
7. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_F-11.html
8. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/f-aaaa.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
22-Mar-2013 12:50 ryan Updated [Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
04-Jan-2014 19:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Jan-2014 10:50 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Jan-2014 10:55 TB Updated [Registration]
24-May-2017 17:44 TB Updated [Narrative]
23-May-2018 19:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]

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