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Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 13 August 1942
Type:Lioré-et-Olivier H.246.1
Operator:Air France
Registration: F-AREJ
C/n / msn: 403
First flight:
Engines: 4 Hispano-Suiza 12Xirs
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Algiers (   Algeria)
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 was en route from Marseille to Algiers when it was attacked by Hawker Hurricane fighters of the Royal Air Force.
It managed to reach Algiers harbour but sank after landing.

Sources:
» World Directory of Airliner Crashes/Terry Denham


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