Accident Latécoère 28-1 F-AJIX, Tuesday 9 May 1933
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Date:Tuesday 9 May 1933
Time:c. 15:00
Type:Latécoère 28-1
Owner/operator:Aéropostale
Registration: F-AJIX
MSN: 904
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:4 km from Viladrau (Girona) -   Spain
Phase: En route
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Barcelona–El Prat Airport
Destination airport:Perpignan-La Llabanère Airport
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Following a stop in Barcelona, crew continued to Perpignan and announced by radio at 14:30 they were gaining altitude to fly over the clouds to obtain a better visibility. This radio transmission was the last one they made. Shortly later, while cruising in foggy conditions over a mountainous region, aircraft hit a small unoccupied house and crashed near Viladrau (Gerona).(One source states "Crashed after being forced down to the ground by strong downdrafts"). Pilot Jacques Emler, co-pilot René Riguelle, radio-operator Alfred Guyomar and three passengers (including a woman and a child (2))

Sources:

ABC (Madrid) 10 May 1933, p43/44/12 May 1933, p9
https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/bpt6k52722793/f4.item.zoom

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
09-Sep-2012 00:42 ryan Updated [Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Jun-2013 02:27 Anon. Updated [Time]
29-Mar-2019 18:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
29-Mar-2019 18:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Phase]
29-Mar-2019 18:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
26-Dec-2019 12:34 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
30-Dec-2019 18:16 TB Updated [Narrative]
05-Jun-2020 19:46 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]

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