|Crash site||Rio de la Plata, Argentina|
|Airline||CGA (Compagnie Générale Aéropostale)|
|Aircraft||Latécoère 28 – F-AJPD –|
|Route||Buenos Aires – Montevideo – Natal – Recife – Dakar – Casablanca – Alicante – Barcelona – Perpignan – Toulouse|
|Crew||2 – no survivors|
|Passengers||2 – 1 survivor|
Few minutes after the nightly takeoff from Buenos Aires the crew encountered foggy conditions. The captain decided to reduce his altitude to maintain a visual contact with the water surface. The plane hit a wave and flipped over and crashed in the River Plate between Argentina and Uruguay.
1482 letters were recovered from the wreck. Mail for Europe was forwarded via Toulouse, France where a violet handstamp was used.
Two covers to Denmark and two covers to Sweden are known. None of these show Nordic markings.
French handstamp used in Toulouse.
Size: 87 x 35 mm.
This handstamp was also used on mail from other air crashes forwarded via Toulouse in the years 1930 to 1932.
Plane Crash / Correspondence recovered from sea / NOT TO TAX
The full text is difficult to read:
Cette letre incluse dans la / dépáche avion qui a fait / naufrage prés de Montevideo le 10 maie dernier
This letter was on board a plane which crashed at Montevideo on 10 May this year.
Examples of mail