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Last updated: 1 December 2021
Date:Wednesday 9 February 1938
Type:Lioré-et-Olivier H.242/1
Operator:Air France
Registration: F-ANPB
MSN: 4
First flight:
Engines: 4 Gnome-Rhône 7Kd Titan Major
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Étang de Berre (   France)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Marignane-Berre Seaplane Base (LFTB), France
Destination airport:Ajaccio Harbour Seaplane Base, France
The flying boat, named "Ville de Bone", struck the breakwater in fog and crashed. F-ANFB operated on a flight from Marseille to Ajaccio and Tunis.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Water

» World Directory of Airliner Crashes/Terry Denham
» The Telegraph - Feb 9, 1938


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Marignane-Berre Seaplane Base to Ajaccio Harbour Seaplane Base as the crow flies is 333 km (208 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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