Date & Time: Jan 27, 1939 at 1220 LT
Type of aircraft:
Potez 62
Operator:
Registration:
F-ANPJ
Survivors:
No
Site:
City
Schedule:
Paris – Cologne – Berlin
MSN:
3926/4
YOM:
1935
Country:
Germany
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
4
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
2
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a flight from Paris to Berlin with an intermediate stop in Cologne. While on approach to Cologne-Butzweilerhof Airport, pilot encountered poor visibility. Some 7 km short of runway, the aircraft christened 'Courlis' hit a chimney and crashed in flames in Knapsack, in the suburb of Cologne. All six occupants were killed.
Crew:
André Tellet-Larente, pilot,
Jean-Pierre Pain, copilot,
René Harrault, radio navigator,
Guy Baranton, engineer.
Passengers:
Raoul Civet, journalist,
Mr. Buchalowski.