Date & Time: May 22, 1929
Type of aircraft:
CAMS 53
Operator:
Registration:
F-AISX
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Algiers – Marseille
MSN:
07
YOM:
1928
Country:
Algeria
Region:
Africa
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
2
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
3
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
While taking off from Algiers harbor, at high speed, aircraft hit a wreck in water. The hull torn off and the aircraft came to rest in water, partially destroyed. Crew of the French ship christened 'Colonel-Casse' could evacuate the pilot who was slightly injured while all five other occupants were killed.
Crew:
Max Ringel, pilot,
Mr. Canal, radio,
André Dupont, mechanic.
Passenger:
Clovis Armani, Champion of France of fencing (he was on his way to Budapest to take part to a fencing competition),
Mrs Armani,
Mrs Canal.
Probable cause:
Collision with a wreck while taking off.