Date & Time: Feb 19, 1929 at 1815 LT
Type of aircraft:
Paris – Marseille – Tunis – Tripoli – Cairo – Basra – Karachi – Allahabad – Calcutta – Akyab – Yangon – Hanoi
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Aircraft left Paris-Le Bourget Airport at 1752LT on a trip to Vietnam. Aircraft was fully prepared with 1,900 liters of fuel. Eight minutes after takeoff, while cruising over Paris at a height of 500 meters, engine stopped. Crew attempted to make an emergency landing but visibility was poor due to the night, Pilot tried to find a suitable open terrain for the emergency landing and eventually landed along the railway line near the Bondy Station. On landing, aircraft lost its undercarriage and hit a electric pole, losing its both left wings. While the aircraft christened 'Dragon de l'Annam' was destroyed, all three occupants were unhurt.
According to the crew, a fuel line ruptured shortly after takeoff, causing the engine to fail.