Date & Time: Sep 23, 1928
Type of aircraft:
Latécoère 32
Operator:
Registration:
F-AIRU
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Postal (mail)
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Marseille – Algiers
MSN:
82
YOM:
31
Country:
France
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from the Etang de Berre, while climbing, the seaplane stalled and crashed into the sea few yards off shore. All three occupants were injured and rescued while the aircraft sunk. It appears that the speed was too low after rotation for unknown reason.
Crew:
Henri Vallin, pilot,
Mr Fichou, radio,
Gaston Génin, mechanic.