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Crash of a Rockwell Grand Commander 690 in Courchevel

Date & Time: Jan 31, 2005 at 1200 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N67TC
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
690-11233
YOM:
1975
Country:
Region:
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft stalled on approach to Courchevel airport and touched down hard, causing substantial damage. Nobody was injured but the aircraft was considered as written off.

Crash of a Pilatus PC-6/B2-H2 Turbo Porter near Usillon: 1 killed

Date & Time: Feb 7, 1986
Operator:
Registration:
F-BIEL
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Courchevel - Geneva
MSN:
345
YOM:
1960
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The pilot, sole on board, departed Courchevel Altiport on a positioning flight to Geneva-Cointrin Airport. En route, he encountered poor weather conditions when the single engine aircraft struck the slope of a mountain located near the Plateau des Glières, in the region of Usillon. The pilot was killed.

Crash of a Rockwell Shrike Commander 500S near Courchevel: 2 killed

Date & Time: Dec 19, 1969
Registration:
N9093N
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
London - Sydney
MSN:
500-1398-54
YOM:
1964
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was taking part to an international rallye between UK and Sydney, in Australia. The aircraft departed London on 19 of December and the contact was already lost with ATC when the aircraft was flying over the Alps. As the airplane failed to arrive at the next stopover, SAR operations were initiated but eventually suspended few weeks later as no trace of the aircraft nor the crew was found. On 5 August 1970, walkers found the wreckage on the slope of a mountain located near the Rocher de la Plassa, about 6 km southeast of Courchevel. Both occupants have been killed.