Crash of a SNCASO SO.95M Corse III in France

Date & Time: Jan 23, 1962
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
2.S.15
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
15
YOM:
1947
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a liaison flight on behalf of the contingent based at Lann-Bihoué NAS. En route, the right engine caught fire and the crew was forced to attempt an emergency landing in a prairie. While all occupants escaped uninjured, the aircraft was partially destroyed by fire.
Probable cause:
The right engine caught fire in flight.

Crash of a SNCASO SO.95 Corse II in France

Date & Time: Dec 31, 1960
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
56.S.17
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
17
YOM:
1947
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft crash landed in a field, lost its undercarriage and came to rest, broken in two. There were no injuries but the aircraft was written off. The exact date of the occurrence remains unknown.

Crash of a Dassault M.D.315 Flamant in France

Date & Time: Apr 27, 1951
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
U
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1
YOM:
1949
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Belly landed somewhere in France while performing a test flight for the manufacturer Avions Marcel Dassault.

Crash of a Handley Page H.P.54 Harrow I in Normandy

Date & Time: Sep 13, 1944 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
K6937
Flight Type:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route, an engine failed, forcing the crew to divert to the nearest US airfield. On touchdown, the aircraft went out of control, veered off runway and collided with a USAF parked C-47. Both aircraft were destroyed and the fate of the crew remains unknown as well as the exact place of occurrence.
Probable cause:
Engine failure.

Crash of a Douglas DB-7 Boston III in France

Date & Time: Jun 28, 1942
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
AL459
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Ford - Ford
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was returning to the RAF Ford in West Sussex following the attack of a German airbase located near Évreux, France. Following an uneventful mission, the crew was returning to his base when he lost control of the aircraft that crashed in an open field located in the north part of France. While all three occupants were slightly injured, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Crew (23th Squadron):
P/O R. R. Coventry,
Sgt R. R. Gunning,
Sgt W. N. Barlow.

Crash of a Handley Page H.P.54 Harrow II in France

Date & Time: Jun 20, 1940
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
K6996
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances somewhere in France, while taking part to an evacuation mission. Crew from the 271st Squadron.

Crash of a Farman F.190 in France

Date & Time: Feb 26, 1940 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-AJCD
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Le Buc-Le Buc
MSN:
7134.2
YOM:
1929
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While performing a training flight at low altitude, pilot lost control of his aircraft which crashed near a hangar in Buc, south of Versailles, near Paris. Pilot was injured while the aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
Aircraft went out of control due to strong winds at low altitude.

Crash of an Armstrong Whitworth AW.38 Whitley III in France

Date & Time: Oct 28, 1939
Operator:
Registration:
K9008
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Villeneuve-les-Vertus - Francfort
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft left Villeneuve-les-Vertus at the end of the day bound for Frankfurt on the 'Nickel' mission. While overflying east part of France, crew encountered severe icing conditions and an engine fired. Captain attempted to make an emergency landing. While the aircraft was damaged beyond repair, all five crewmen were unhurt.
Crew (51st Squadron):
F/A J. H. P. Wynton,
Sgt D. C. Hide,
Sgt W. Foster,
Cpl E. Short,
AC1 A. J. Heller.
Probable cause:
Severe icing conditions and engine fire.

Crash of an Armstrong Whitworth AW.38 Whitley III in France

Date & Time: Oct 28, 1939
Operator:
Registration:
K8984
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Villeneuve-les-Vertus - Munich
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft left Villeneuve-les-Vertus on 27OCT1939 at 1805LT bound for Munich. On return, while overflying the east part of France by night and in severe icing conditions, the captain instructed the crew to abandon the aircraft. Four crew bailed out while the air gunner did not hear the order and was still in his turret when the aircraft crashed in an open field. The air gunner was slightly injured while all four other crew were unhurt.
Crew (51st Squadron):
Sgt T. W. Bowles,
Sgt A. A. Emery,
Sgt E. J. Barber,
AC1 R. Jackson,
Sgt A. Griffin, air gunner, injured.
Probable cause:
Severe icing conditions.