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Crash of an Airspeed AS.10 Oxford at Chièvres AFB

Date & Time: Oct 26, 1962
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
OO-DEC
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lourdes – Antwerp
MSN:
2487
YOM:
1940
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The hydraulic system failed en route from Lourdes to Antwerp. The crew received the permission to divert to Chièvres AFB for an emergency landing. After touchdown, the brakes were inoperative. The aircraft veered off runway and eventually collided with a ground vehicle before coming to rest. There were no casualties but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Failure of the hydraulic systems.

Crash of a Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar in Montignies-lez-Lens: 8 killed

Date & Time: Dec 12, 1961 at 0845 LT
Operator:
Registration:
CP-25
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Chièvres - Chièvres
MSN:
11082
YOM:
1952
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Aircraft flight hours:
2794
Circumstances:
The airplane left Chièvres Airbase with a second C-119 registered CP-23 for a local combined training exercise. While flying in the vicinity of the airfield, both aircraft collided and crashed in a field located in Montignies-lez-Lens, some 6 km east of the airbase. Both aircraft were destroyed and all 13 crew members were killed.
Crew CP-23:
Cpt Jules Gerard,
Cpt Albert Vermeerbergen,
Cdt André Bolle,
Adj Gilbert Deneef,
S/Maj David Vandemeersche
Crew CP-25:
Sgt José Decaigny,
Adj Alfred Donckier,
Cpt Yvan Passchiersens,
Sgt Camille Bauvois,
Adj Gilbert François,
Adj Romeo Decot,
Sgt Raoul Depoorter,
S/Maj Florimont Delroeux.

Crash of a Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar in Montignies-lez-Lens: 5 killed

Date & Time: Dec 12, 1961 at 0845 LT
Operator:
Registration:
CP-23
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Chièvres - Chièvres
MSN:
10951
YOM:
1952
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Aircraft flight hours:
2478
Circumstances:
The airplane left Chièvres Airbase with a second C-119 registered CP-25 for a local combined training exercise. While flying in the vicinity of the airfield, both aircraft collided and crashed in a field located in Montignies-lez-Lens, some 6 km east of the airbase. Both aircraft were destroyed and all 13 crew members were killed.
Crew CP-23:
Cpt Jules Gerard,
Cpt Albert Vermeerbergen,
Cdt André Bolle,
Adj Gilbert Deneef,
S/Maj David Vandemeersche
Crew CP-25:
Sgt José Decaigny,
Adj Alfred Donckier,
Cpt Yvan Passchiersens,
Sgt Camille Bauvois,
Adj Gilbert François,
Adj Romeo Decot,
Sgt Raoul Depoorter,
S/Maj Florimont Delroeux.

Crash of an Airspeed AS.10 Oxford at Chièvres AFB

Date & Time: Sep 20, 1955
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
O-4
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crash landed at Chièvres AFB. There were no injuries but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Fiat BR.20 Cigogna in Florenville: 6 killed

Date & Time: Oct 24, 1940
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
MM21928
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Chièvres - Chièvres
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was involved in a bombing mission over England and left Chièvres AFB in the day. In unknown circumstances, the aircraft went out of control and crashed some 400 meters from the Florenville station. All six crew members were killed.
Crew (13th Squadron):
Cpt Carlo Pagani, pilot,
Arrigo Tenente Vardabasso, pilot
Giovanni Maresciallo Favia, copilot,
Sgt Aldo Maggiori Del Monte, flight engineer,
Sgt-Mag Paride Astesati, air gunner,
Sgt Paolo Biziocchi, radio navigator.