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Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in Lézignan-Corbières

Date & Time: May 25, 2012 at 1710 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
D-FAAF
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lézignan-Corbières - Lézignan-Corbières
MSN:
208B-1125
YOM:
2005
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
1900
Captain / Total hours on type:
850.00
Circumstances:
Aircraft left Lézignan-Corbières Airport at 1650LT with a pilot and several skydivers on board. At 10,500 feet, all skydivers jumped and pilot reduced his altitude to return to his base. On final approach to runway 08, at a height of 700 feet with a speed of 90 knots, pilot slightly increased the engine power to maintain the glide and then reduced again the power. At this time, the engine stopped and the propeller auto-feathered. Unable to reach the runway, pilot made an emergency landing in a vineyard some 800 meters short of runway 08. While the pilot was uninjured, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Investigation was unable to determine the cause of the turbine failure on final approach. Sufficient fuel (about 500 pounds) was still present in tanks and all analysis of the engine, fuel supply control system and fuel pump did not reveal any anomalies.
Final Report:

Crash of a Cessna 421 Golden Eagle in Carcassonne

Date & Time: Aug 30, 2001 at 0804 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-GAPR
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
421-0951
YOM:
1975
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0

Crash of a Douglas DC-6B near Fitou: 5 killed

Date & Time: Apr 22, 1985
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-ZBAE
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Marseille - Perpignan
MSN:
43834
YOM:
1953
Flight number:
Pélican 63
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The four engine aircraft departed Marseille-Marignane on a special flight to Perpignan-Rivesaltes Airport, carrying two passengers and a crew of three under callsign Pélican 63. While descending to Perpignan Airport, the crew encountered poor weather conditions with fog and rain showers. In limited visibility, the crew failed to realize his altitude was too low when the aircraft struck the slope of a mountain located near Fitou, about 20 km north of Perpignan Airport. The aircraft was destroyed upon impact and all five occupants were killed. The passengers were one engineer and one Colonel from the French Army while the captain, aged 64, was the deputy of the Chief of Operations of the Marseille-Marignane Airbase. They were flying to Perpignan-Rivesaltes Airport to proceed to a technical visit of the supply center.

Crash of a Dassault M.D.315 Flamant in Monze: 4 killed

Date & Time: Jan 25, 1966
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
268/F-TEKI
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Aix-en-Provence – Toulouse
MSN:
268
YOM:
1951
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
En route from Aix-en-Provence to Toulouse, the twin engine aircraft struck the slope of a mountain located near Monze. The aircraft was destroyed and all four crew members were killed. They were attached to the Groupement École 316 based at Toulouse-Francazal Airbase.
Crew:
Cpt Patrice Bourguignat,
Lt Aimé Barberis,
Lt Serge Guilloteau,
Sgt Jean Celle.

Crash of a Dassault M.D.315 Flamant off Saint-Pierre la Mer: 4 killed

Date & Time: Oct 24, 1963
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
248
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Aix-en-Provence – Aix-en-Provence
MSN:
248
YOM:
1951
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The crew was engaged in a training sortie out from Aix-en-Provence Airbase. While cruising along the shore, the twin engine aircraft went out of control and crashed into the Mediterranean Sea off Saint-Pierre la Mer. The wreckage was found in a depth of five meters and all four crew members have been killed.

Crash of a Caudron C.440 Goéland near Tuchan: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jan 18, 1945
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
F-BAAP
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
9015/249
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
While cruising in a snowstorm, the twin engine aircraft hit the slope of Mt Tauch located near Tuchan, northwest of Perpignan. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and all three crew members were killed.
Crew (Air France):
Jean Espitalier, pilot,
Jean Le Moal, radio navigator,
André Texier, flight engineer.

Crash of a Caudron C.444 near Salvezines: 2 killed

Date & Time: Aug 4, 1941 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-AOMR
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
7267/3
YOM:
1936
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
While on a cargo flight, the crew did not realize he was flying too low due to bad weather conditions. The aircraft hit a mountain and was destroyed near Salvezines. Both crewmen were killed.
Crew:
Max Rives, pilot,
Jean Joly, radio navigator.

Crash of a Heinkel He.70 in Carcassonne

Date & Time: Nov 3, 1934
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
D-UHUX
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Stuttgart – Sevilla - Rio de Janeiro
MSN:
403
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was forced to make an emergency landing near Carcassonne following technical problems. While both crew members were unhurt, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. The aircraft was on its ways from Stuttgart to Rio de Janeiro via Sevilla, Spain.
Probable cause:
Unknown technical problem.

Crash of an aircraft in Thézan-des-Corbières

Date & Time: Nov 20, 1932
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Paris – Casablanca
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route, crew was forced to attempt an emergency landing near Thézan-des-Corbières, southwest of Narbonne, Aude. While all occupants escaped unhurt, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.