Date & Time: Nov 16, 1933 at 0900 LT
Operator:
Registration:
F-AIFD
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Postal (mail)
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
City
Schedule:
Paris – Croydon
MSN:
01
YOM:
1926
Country:
France
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crew left Paris-Le Bourget Airport at 0840LT on a mail flight to Croydon. Twenty minutes later, while cruising at an altitude of 1,000 metres, aircraft suffered a fire on left engine. Crew decided to bail out and abandoned the aircraft that stalled, hit an electricity pole and a factory and crashed in flames in a small river. Both pilots were unhurt while the aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and post crash fire. All mail, more than one ton, was also destroyed.
Probable cause:
Left engine fire.