|Crash site||Toulouse/Blagnac airport, France|
|Airline||Inter Cargo Service – Aeropostale (chartered)|
|Aircraft||Vickers 953C Vanguard – F-GEJF|
|Route||Toulouse/Blagnac – Paris/Orly|
|Crew||3 – 3 survivors|
|Passengers||1 – 1 survivor|
The plane came from Paris and landed at the Blagnac airport at 22:50. During the flight the crew had encountered problems with the no. 4 engine. On the ground the flight engineer checked the engine and exchanged some parts. At 00:02 the engines were started, but the no. 4 engine remained abnormally hot. The pilot decided to continue on only three engines.During takeoff the plane banked to the right and the wing touched the ground and at 01:11 the plane crashed and caught fire.
According to Nierinck the plane was loaded with 6.000 kgs. of mail (can that be correct?) and around 2.000 kgs. was recovered.
Most of the mail was domestic, but some foreign mail was also on board. I have rcorded 4 items sent to the Notdic countries (1 to Denmark and 3 to Finland).
The French post was quick in obtaing two different handstamps to be used on the recovered mail.
One had the word “DETERIORE” and the other with “RETARDE”.
According to Nierinck the first was used on mail in bad condition and the second on mail in good condition.
But I have recorded burned mail with type A and also almost perfect covers with B.
Damaged mail / from Aeropostale accident / on 29-01-88
Delayed mail / from Aeropostale accident / on 29-01-88
Examples of mail