Accident Latécoère 631 F-BDRD, Saturday 21 February 1948
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Date:Saturday 21 February 1948
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Type:Silhouette image of generic l631 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Latécoère 631
Owner/operator:Latécoère
Registration: F-BDRD
MSN: 7
Year of manufacture:1948
Engine model:Wright R-2600-A5B Cyclone
Fatalities:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:off St. Marcouf -   France
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Le Havre Seaplane Base
Destination airport:Biscarrosse-Hourtiquets Seaplane Base
Narrative:
A Latécoère 631 flying boat, F-BDRD, was destroyed when it crashed into the English Channel, off St. Marcouf, France. All nineteen on board were killed.
The Latécoère 631 was en route to Biscarrosse, France when it encountered adverse weather conditions. It apparently struck the surface of the sea while flying through a snow storm.

Sources:

Singleton Argus (Monday 23 February 1948)

Statistics

  • 28th worst accident in 1948
  • 2nd worst accident of this aircraft type
  • worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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