Date & Time: Jul 19, 2005 at 1745 LT
Type of aircraft:
Grumman S-2 Tracker
Operator:
Registration:
F-ZBBL
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Plain
Schedule:
Marseille-Marseille
MSN:
626
YOM:
1958
Flight number:
Pélican 19
Country:
France
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The pilot and his aircraft left Marseille-Marignane airport in the afternoon to fight a forest fire near Taradeau, Var, south of France. During flight, the aircraft crashed in a wooded area and was destroyed. Fortunately, the pilot escaped with minor injuries.