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Last updated: 19 October 2021
Date:Thursday 31 May 1934
Type:Lioré et Olivier 213
Operator:Air France
Registration: F-AIVG
MSN: 3
First flight: 1928
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Croydon (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:London-Croydon Airport (-/-), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB), France
The aircraft flew into a radio beacon adjacent to the runway at Croydon Airport, Croydon, Surrey in bad visibility. It stalled and crashed onto a house, destroying a garage and two cars. Pilot Raymond Defives and radio-Operator Edouard L'Huillier were killed.

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Distance from London-Croydon Airport to Paris-Le Bourget Airport as the crow flies is 319 km (199 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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