Date & Time: Oct 5, 1927
Type of aircraft:
Latécoère 21bis
Operator:
Registration:
F-AIHN
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Postal (mail)
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Toulouse – Perpignan – Barcelona – Alicante – Oran
MSN:
72/1
YOM:
29
Country:
Spain
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While cruising off the Spanish coast, crew encountered engine problems and attempted to ditch the aircraft off Roses, Catalonia. During four days, crew tried to maintain the aircraft floating but eventually decided to abandon the aircraft and was rescued by the crew of the Italian ship christened 'Monteponi'. While all three crew were slightly injured, aircraft was lost.
Crew:
René Mercier, pilot,
Antoine Mattei, radio,
Edmond Roux, mechanic.
Probable cause:
Engine failure.