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Crash of a Caudron C.440 Goéland near Tuchan: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jan 18, 1945
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
F-BAAP
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
9015/249
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
While cruising in a snowstorm, the twin engine aircraft hit the slope of Mt Tauch located near Tuchan, northwest of Perpignan. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and all three crew members were killed.
Crew (Air France):
Jean Espitalier, pilot,
Jean Le Moal, radio navigator,
André Texier, flight engineer.

Crash of a Caudron C.440 Goéland in Rennes: 3 killed

Date & Time: Nov 24, 1944
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
F-BAAU
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
On final approach to Rennes Airport, the twin engine aircraft crashed in flames short of runway. All three crew members were killed.
Crew:
Pierre Brule, pilot,
Paul Farenkoff, radio navigator,
Mr. Dauphin, mechanic.

Crash of a Caudron C.440 Goéland in Panossas: 4 killed

Date & Time: Sep 3, 1941 at 1030 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
F-BAAE
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Marseille – Ambérieu-en-Bugey
MSN:
8710/155
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
On behalf of the Section Civile de Liaisons Aériennes Métropolitaines (SCLAM), the crew was performing a flight from Marseille to the airbase of Ambérieu-en-Bugey. While descending in low visibility, the twin engine aircraft hit a mountain slope located near Maupertuis, in the region of Panossas. All four occupants were killed.
Crew (both from Air France):
Maurice Pichon, pilot,
Etienne Cazenave, radio navigator.
Passengers:
Cdt Fresneau,
Cpt Longevialle.