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Crash of a Caudron C.635 Simoun into the Vättern Lake: 2 killed

Date & Time: Sep 19, 1943
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
SE-AKZ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Jönköping - Jönköping
MSN:
8825.569
YOM:
1938
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a practice mission over Vättern Lake and the aircraft was towing a target for an anti-aircraft battery exercise. During a turn, the elevator was blocked by the towed wire and the aircraft went out of control and crashed into the Vättern Lake, about 60 km northeast of Jönköping and sank by a deep of 90 meters. Both crew members were killed.
Crew:
John Martinsson, pilot,
Karl Arne Glinge, mechanic.
Probable cause:
Elevator jammed by a towed cable in flight.

Crash of a Caudron C.635 Simoun in Morondava: 1 killed

Date & Time: Apr 3, 1939 at 0730 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
F-AOOT
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Antananarivo – Morondava – Ihosy
MSN:
7372.53
YOM:
1937
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a mail flight from Antananarivo to Ihosy with an intermediate stop in Morondava. Shortly after take off, while in initial climb, the engine failed. After a first segment of some 1,500 meters, the aircraft stalled, hit a tree and crashed in a field. While the pilot was killed, the engineer was injured. The aircraft was destroyed.
Crew:
Jacques Ringel, pilot,
Roland Chollet, engineer.
Probable cause:
According to the expert from Veritas, the engine failure was caused by a defect of the fuel supply system.

Crash of a Caudron C.635 Simoun in Guatemala City

Date & Time: Feb 16, 1938
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-ANXK
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
New York - Guatemala City - Punta Arenas
MSN:
7088.15
YOM:
1935
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a flight from New York to Punta Arenas, south Chile. While taking off from Guatemala City Airport, the aircraft was unable to gain height, stalled and crashed in a field past the runway end. Both aviators were injured and aircraft was destroyed.
Crew:
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, pilot,
André Prévot, pilot.
Probable cause:
Aircraft could not takeoff due to a mistake in the fuel quantity. The crew made confusion between US and British gallons. So, the aircraft was too heavy on departure and was unable to climb due to a considerable amount of fuel on board.