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Last updated: 27 October 2021
Datum:zaterdag 10 september 1955
Type:Latécoère 631
Registratie: F-BDRE
Constructienummer: 8
Bouwjaar: 1948-11-28 (6 years 10 months)
Motoren: 6 Wright R-2600-A5B Cyclone
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 8
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 8
Totaal:slachtoffers: 16 / inzittenden: 16
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:60 km (37.5 mijl) N of Banyo (   Kameroen)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:Lac Lérè, Tsjaad
Vliegveld van aankomst:Douala Airport (DLA/FKKD), Kameroen
The Latecoere flying boat had been based in Africa to fly cotton from Lac Lérè in Chad to Douala. On a flight to Biscarosse, France for routine overhaul the aircraft entered a tropical storm. The wing broke, probably as a result of windshear, and the aircraft crashed. This was the last active Latecoere 631 flying boat. Plans to convert some stored 631s for cargo transportation were not carried out; all remaining planes were scrapped.

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