ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145147
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Narrative:F-AJJK Farman 197 (MSN 1); first registered 11.12.29 (C of R 2323) to Societe Lorraine des Anciens Etablt. de Dietrich & Cie, Argenteuil (based Le Bourget). Operated by Societe General Aeronautique for cargo and mail flights between Paris and Antananarivo, Madsagascar.
|Owner/operator:||Societe General Aeronautique|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Dibaya, Lulua District, Kasai-Occidental -
Congo (Democratic Republic)
|Phase:|| Take off|
|Departure airport:||Port-Francqui, Belgian Congo|
|Destination airport:||Luano Airport, Elizabethville, Belgian Congo|
|Confidence Rating:|| Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources|
Written off (destroyed) 13.1.30: Aircraft was operating a cargo/mail flight from Antananarivo, Madagascar to Le Bourget Airport, Paris. Crew left Algiers on 13.12.29 bound for Antananarivo where they arrived on 1.1.1930. On 10.1.30, the crew left Antananarivo for the trip back to Paris, with intermediate stops in Quelimane and Elizabethville in the Belgian Congo.
A few minutes after its departure from Port-Francqui, aircraft crashed in the jungle near Dibaya, Lulua District, Kasai-Occidental, Belgian Congo. The debris of the aircraft and the dead bodies of the crew were only found on 13.3.30, three months later. The cause of the accident was not established; however, according to some sources, the aircraft was forced down due to adverse weather conditions (storms).
Léopold Roux, pilot,
Raymond Caillol, radio,
Eric Dodemont, mechanic.
Registration F-AJJK cancelled as "destroyed" October 1931.
Farman F.190 photo from Annuaire de L'Aéronautique 1931:
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]|
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