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Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:Friday 27 January 1939
Time:12:13
Type:Potez 62
Operator:Air France
Registration: F-ANPJ
C/n / msn: 3926 / 4
First flight:
Engines: 2 Gnome-Rhône 14Kirs Mistral Major
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Köln-Butzweilerhof Airfield (   Germany)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Paris (unknown airport), France
Destination airport:Köln-Butzweilerhof Airfield, Germany
Narrative:
The Potez 62, named "Courlis", hit a chimney in dense fog at Köln-Knapsack and crashed. The aircraft was on approach to Köln-Butzweilerhof Airfield, an intermediate stop a flight from Paris to Berlin.

Sources:
» El Litoral 27-1-1939
» De Maasbode, 27-1-1939


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