|Crash site||Malgrat de Mar, Spain|
|Airline||CGA (Compagnie Générale Aéropostale)|
|Aircraft||Latécoère 25 – F-AIUU|
|Route||Casablanca – Alicante – Barcelona – Perpignan – Toulouse|
|Crew||1 – 1 survivor|
Shortly after take off from Barcelona the mail plane flew into heavy fog, and due to the poor visibility the pilot decided to make a forced landing at Malgrat de Mar around 19 o’clock.
After the landing the plane caught fire probably due to a leaking fuel tank.
The plane carried 130 kilos of mail of which 100 kilos could be recovered – mostly in burned condition.
The mail came from Africa and South America. At that time there was no airmail connection across the Atlantic Ocean, so mail was sailed from Natal, Brazil to Dakar, Senegal by the so-called “avisos” which were small and fast naval boats. From Dakar CGA operated an air route to Casablanca.
Size: 53 x 15 mm.
Date either with small handstamp or in manuscript.
Airmail correspondence / delayed and damaged / as a result of the air accident / occurred on _____
Examples of mail