Date & Time: Jul 15, 1931 at 1130 LT
Type of aircraft:
Nieuport-Delage NiD-641
Operator:
Registration:
F-AJRB
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Cannes – Grenoble – Dijon – Paris
MSN:
10
YOM:
1930
Country:
France
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
2
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
Over the Alps, approaching the Lus-la-Croix-Haute Pass from the south, pilot encountered misty conditions and the visibility was low. Aircraft hit the ground and crashed near the pass. The pilot Albert Bouthier and two passengers were killed. Two other passengers were injured. Aircraft was returning to Paris with few other airplanes of the company, carrying some 20 models accompanying the French fashion designer Aline Chiffon. It was descending to Grenoble-Moirans Airport, a scheduled intermediate stop.
Crew:
Albert Bouthier, pilot. †
Passengers:
Mrs. Aluta (aka Aline Chiffon), †
Mr. Arbeau, †
Mrs. Soskins,
Mr. Amon.