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Date:Thursday 16 November 1933
Type:Lioré et Olivier 213
Operator:Air France
Registration: F-AIFD
MSN: 1
First flight: 1926
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Beauvais (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Paris-La Defense Heliport (JPU), France
Destination airport:London-Croydon Airport (-/-), United Kingdom
The aircraft operated on a mail flight from Paris-Le Bourget Airport, France, to London-Croydon Airport, U.K.. While en route at 1000 metres, the aircraft suffered a fire on the no.1 (left) engine.
The crew bailed out and the aircraft stalled, hit an electricity pole and a factory and burst into flames in a small river. Both pilots were unhurt. All mail, more than one ton, was also destroyed.



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