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Haute-Vienne

Crash of a Piper PA-31-310 Navajo near Limoges

Date & Time: Aug 21, 2018 at 1530 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-HGPS
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Limoges - Limoges
MSN:
31-245
YOM:
1968
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane, owned by the French Company IMAO specialized in aerial photo missions departed Limoges-Bellegarde Airport at 1030LT with one pilot (the Director of the Company, aged 58) and a female engineer. The crew successfully completed a mapping mission over the region of Ussel, Corrèze, and was returning to Limoges Airport when, on final approach, the pilot was forced to attempt an emergency landing due to fuel exhaustion. The airplane struck tree tops then stalled and crashed in a field located near Verneuil-sur-Vienne, some 5 km west of the airfield. Both occupants were seriously injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Cessna 421 Golden Eagle in Limoges: 8 killed

Date & Time: Nov 7, 1996 at 1010 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HB-LRX
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Genève-Bordeaux
MSN:
421-0217
YOM:
1972
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Captain / Total flying hours:
7047
Captain / Total hours on type:
113.00
Aircraft flight hours:
2488

Crash of a Nord 2501 Noratlas in Blond: 5 killed

Date & Time: May 3, 1965
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
190/F-RABV
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
190
YOM:
1960
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances in a mountainous area located near Blond while completing a training flight on behalf of the Groupe de transport 2/63 Bigorre. All five crew members were killed.
Crew:
Lt Rigordel,
Adj Touron,
Adj Juhel,
Adj Arenas,
Sgt Lange.

Crash of an AAC.1 Toucan in Saint-Léger-la-Montagne : 24 killed

Date & Time: Nov 1, 1946 at 1120 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
F-BCAD
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Paris – Toulouse
MSN:
284
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
24
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
24
Circumstances:
While approaching Limoges, the crew requested to ATC if there was any icing conditions in the area, and it was reported that icing could be encountered between the altitude of 1,000 and 1,200 meters. Few minutes later, while flying at this altitude, the aircraft went out of control and crashed in a wooded area located in Saint-Léger-la-Montagne. Three wounded passengers were evacuated while 21 other occupants, among them all three crew members, were killed.
Crew:
Mr. Mathurin, pilot,
Mr. Couvidou, radio navigator,
Mr. Virly, mechanic.
Probable cause:
Loss of control following an excessive accumulation of ice on all fuselage, wings, stabs and tail.