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Crash of a Transall C-160R in Chevilly

Date & Time: Dec 9, 1996
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
R155
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Orléans - Orléans
MSN:
R155
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a local training at Orléans-Bricy AFB. Following several circuits, the crew was attempting a new approach by night when the aircraft struck power cables, lost height and crashed in a field located near Chevilly, few km from the runway threshold. All three crew members were injured and the aircraft was destroyed. It was reported that the crew was forced to shut an engine down few seconds prior to the accident while flying in icing conditions. Despite the aircraft was established on the ILS, the crew was descending at an insufficient altitude. At the time of the accident, the visibility was limited.

Crash of a Junkers JU.52 in Cercottes: 8 killed

Date & Time: Aug 13, 1947 at 2327 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Orléans – Chartres
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
Six minutes after takeoff from Orléans-Bricy Airbase, while in initial climb, the three engine aircraft went out of control and crashed in flames in a wooded area located 2 km north of Cercottes. All eight crew members were killed.
Crew (Escadron de Transport 3/61 Poitou):
Lt André Brisset,
Lt Yves Fouques,
Lt Bernard Couturier,
Lt Charles Nguyen Than,
Lt Pierre Bourdet,
Lt Lucien Turina,
Lt César Serbassi,
Sgt Charles Guinet.