|Crash site||Argana, Morocco|
|Aircraft||Dewoitine D.338 – F-ARIC – Ville de Dakar|
|Route||Dakar – Villa Cisneros – Agadir – Casablanca – Oran – Barcelona – Toulouse|
|Crew||3 – no surviviors|
|Passengers||6 – no survivors|
The plane left Dakar at 06:00. At 15:30 the crew was informed of deteriorating weather and negative temperatures. A few minutes later the plane crashed on a mountain near Argana, 160 km southwest of Marrakech. Two hours after the last contact Air France sent out two search planes from Casablance – a Wibault 283 reg.no. F-ANBM and a Dewoitine D.338 reg.no.F-AQBO, but they were unable to locate the plane. The wreck of the plane was later found by a native in the Argana-Imin region.
The crash report concluded that the airplane was “victim of a sudden icing due to unpredictable weather conditions”.
A large part of the mail was recovered. A variety of crash markings are known from this crash – mostly of French origin (handstamps, service covers and manuscript notes).
I have only seen one cover with a Nordic relation (see below).
Examples of mail