Date & Time: Jan 31, 1929 at 1930 LT
Type of aircraft:
Latécoère 26
Operator:
Registration:
F-AIMU
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Postal (mail)
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Dakar – Agadir – Casablanca – Alicante – Barcelona – Perpignan – Toulouse
MSN:
674
YOM:
1928
Country:
Morocco
Region:
Africa
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
2
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Crew was on his way to France with the mail (letters and packets) from South America. Aircraft left Agadir at 1600LT bound for Casablanca, and overflew Mazagan (El Jadida) at 1915LT. Few minutes later, while cruising along the coast, the single engine aircraft crashed into the Atlantic Ocean in unknown circumstances. SAR mission did not find any trace of the aircraft nor the crew and all operations were suspended few days later. Three weeks later, the dead bodies of both crew were eventually found on the beach near Azemmour.
Crew:
Emile Lécrivain, pilot,
Pierre Ducaud, radio navigator.