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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 8 May 1936
Time:08:00
Type:Lioré-et-Olivier H.242/1
Operator:Air France
Registration: F-ANQG
C/n / msn: 10
First flight:
Engines: 4 Gnome-Rhône 7Kd Titan Major
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Algerian coast (   Mediterranean Sea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Marignane-Berre Seaplane Base (LFTB), France
Destination airport:Algiers Harbour Seaplane Base, Algeria
Narrative:
The flying boat named "Ville de Nice" crashed into the Mediterranean Sea and sank. All occupants were rescued by a ship.
The accident was due to an error by the mechanic, who had inadvertently closed the fuel supply.

Sources:
» Lioré et Olivier H-24 with Air France
» El Litoral 9 May 1936


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Distance from Marignane-Berre Seaplane Base to Algiers Harbour Seaplane Base as the crow flies is 759 km (475 miles).

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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