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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 23 November 1948
Type:SNCASE SE.161/P7 Languedoc
Operator:Air France
Registration: F-BATM
C/n / msn: 13
First flight: 1945
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Toulouse (   France)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Toulouse (unknown airport), France
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aileron controls were connected in reverse and the aircraft crashed while taking off for a test flight.
Test pilot Emmanuel Arin was killed in the accident.



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