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Crash of a Bloch MB.210 in Saint-Martin-d’Août: 2 killed

Date & Time: Dec 15, 1939 at 1310 LT
Type of aircraft: Bloch MB.210 (30447)">
Registration:
183
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Country: France (13255)">
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
En route, unknown technical problems forced the crew to abandon the aircraft that crashed in an open field located 30 km north of Valence. Four crewmen were rescued while two others were killed as their parachute did not open. Crew from the 51st Bomb Squad.

Crash of a Bloch MB.210 in Tours

Date & Time: Jul 29, 1939
Type of aircraft: Bloch MB.210 (30447)">
Registration:
2
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Tours - Tours
Location: Tours (27157)"> Indre-et-Loire (14774)">
Country: France (13255)">
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a training flight at Tours-Parçay-Meslay Air Base. After landing, instructor decided to take off again and increased engine power. Aircraft did not respond and did not take off. To avoid a collision with the Air Touraine's hangars, pilot decided to pass between both of them but both wings collided with hangars and the aircraft came to rest. All five occupants escaped uninjured except the captain. Two people on the ground injured as well. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Bloch MB.210 in Tours: 5 killed

Date & Time: Apr 22, 1939 at 1100 LT
Type of aircraft: Bloch MB.210 (30447)">
Registration:
152
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Angers - Tours
Location: Tours (27157)"> Indre-et-Loire (14774)">
Country: France (13255)">
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Captain / Total flying hours:
700
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a special flight from Angers on behalf of the Territory Aerial Defence (DAT - Défense Aérienne du Territoire). A total of four Bloch MB.210 was flying together, making a 'Diamond' formation. While approaching the Tours-Parçay-Meslay Airport, the aircraft positioned on the left side of the 'Diamond' left the formation to the left while the aircraft positioned on the right side of the 'Diamond' left the formation to the right. Suddenly, both aircraft flying one behind the other collided. Both aircraft went out of control, crashed in an open field and were destroyed. All nine crew members on both aircraft were killed.
Crew aboard 152:
Sergeant Paul Bredela,
Warrant Officer Gaston François,
Sergeant Girard,
Corporal-Chief Génébault,
Warrant Officer Lagarce.
Second aircraft's crew (registration unconfirmed):
Lieutenant-Colonel Louis Mailloux,
Lieutenant Henry de Rilly d'Oysonville,
Warrant Officer Gonin,
Sergeant Robert Callède.
Causes:
Investigation committee was unable to determine the exact cause of the collision.

Crash of a Bloch MB.210 in Tours: 4 killed

Date & Time: Apr 22, 1939 at 1100 LT
Type of aircraft: Bloch MB.210 (30447)">
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Angers - Tours
Location: Tours (27157)"> Indre-et-Loire (14774)">
Country: France (13255)">
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a special flight from Angers on behalf of the Territory Aerial Defence (DAT - Défense Aérienne du Territoire). A total of four Bloch MB.210 was flying together, making a 'Diamond' formation. While approaching the Tours-Parçay-Meslay Airport, the aircraft positioned on the left side of the 'Diamond' left the formation to the left while the aircraft positioned on the right side of the 'Diamond' left the formation to the right. Suddenly, both aircraft flying one behind the other collided. Both aircraft went out of control, crashed in an open field and were destroyed. All nine crew members on both aircraft were killed.
Crew aboard 152:
Sergeant Paul Bredela,
Warrant Officer Gaston François,
Sergeant Girard,
Corporal-Chief Génébault,
Warrant Officer Lagarce.
Second aircraft's crew (registration unconfirmed):
Lieutenant-Colonel Louis Mailloux,
Lieutenant Henry de Rilly d'Oysonville,
Warrant Officer Gonin,
Sergeant Robert Callède.
Causes:
The investigation committee was unable to determine the exact cause of the collision.

Crash of a Bloch MB.210 in Pessac

Date & Time: Jul 7, 1938 at 1230 LT
Type of aircraft: Bloch MB.210 (30447)">
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bordeaux - Bordeaux
Location: Bordeaux (17812)"> Gironde (14574)">
Country: France (13255)">
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crew was performing a training flight. Shortly after takeoff from Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport, while climbing, pilot encountered engine problems. He elected to make an emergency landing in a field located in Pessac, near the airport. On ground, aircraft collided with several trees and was damaged beyond repair. All five crew were injured, one of them seriously.
Crew:
Lieutenant Huet, pilot,
Sergeant Girardin,
Sergeant Dupuch,
Sergeant Polassi,
Adjutant in Chief Arnaud.
Causes:
Engine failure.