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Crash of a Canadair CL-415 near Calvi: 2 killed

Date & Time: Aug 1, 2005 at 1005 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-ZBEO
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Marseille - Calvi - Marseille
MSN:
2011
YOM:
1995
Flight number:
Pélican 36
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 water bomber mission. Just after passing over fire, the aircraft broke in two and crashed in a ravine. Both pilot were killed.

Crash of a Grumman S-2F-1 Tracker in Calenzana: 1 killed

Date & Time: Sep 24, 1990
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-ZBAT
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Calvi - Calvi
MSN:
29
YOM:
1957
Flight number:
Pélican 03
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The pilot departed Calvi-Sainte Catherine Airport on a fire fighting mission in the Balagne region. While flying at low height and fighting a fire, the twin engine aircraft struck the slope of a mountain located near Calenzana. The pilot, sole on board, was killed.
Probable cause:
The aircraft was caught by strong downdraft.

Crash of a Max Holste M.H.1521M Broussard at the Asinao Pass: 3 killed

Date & Time: Oct 21, 1987
Operator:
Registration:
272/F-RHGE
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Solenzara - Solenzara
MSN:
328
YOM:
1960
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The crew departed Solenzara AFB on a training mission. The single engine aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances by the Asinao Pass, about 16 km southwest of the Solenzara Airbase. All three occupants were killed.

Crash of a Canadair CL-215-1 in Vignale: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jul 25, 1973
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-ZBBM
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
1019
YOM:
1971
Flight number:
Pélican 19
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was engaged in a fire fighting mission over a mountainous area located in Vignale, about 18 km south of Bastia. As the crew was attempting a low pass over the fire, the aircraft struck power cables and crashed. Both pilots were killed.
Crew:
Daniel Mougin, pilot,
Jacques Fossier, copilot.

Crash of a Canadair CL-215-1A10 in Albertacce: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jul 4, 1970
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-ZBAX
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Marseille - Marseille
MSN:
1022
YOM:
1969
Flight number:
Pélican 22
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The airplane was engaged in a fire fighting mission under call sign Pélican 22, carrying two pilots and a firefighter. While fighting a fire on the slope of a wooded mountain, the airplane struck the ground and crashed in flames. All three occupants were killed.
Crew:
Roger Carcasses, pilot,
Roger Faugeron, pilot.
Passenger:
F. Mosali, firefighter.

Crash of a Vickers 635 Viking 1B in Calvi

Date & Time: Feb 8, 1965
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-BJEQ
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Calvi – Nice
MSN:
298
YOM:
1947
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
During the takeoff roll, control was lost. The airplane veered off runway and came to rest. All 10 occupants were evacuated safely while the aircraft was written off.
Probable cause:
A landing gear collapsed during takeoff.

Crash of a Fairchild C-119C-26-FA Flying Boxcar in Ghisonaccia

Date & Time: Apr 18, 1955
Operator:
Registration:
51-2648
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
10637
YOM:
1951
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following a mismanagement of fuel on part of the crew, the pilot was forced to attempt an emergency landing at Ghisonaccia Airport. The aircraft crashed on landing and was destroyed while all four crew members were unhurt.

Crash of a Vickers 604 Viking 1B in Mt Cardo: 19 killed

Date & Time: Mar 27, 1948 at 0730 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
VT-CEL
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
New Delhi – Rome – London
MSN:
166
YOM:
1947
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
15
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
19
Circumstances:
While flying at an altitude of 2,400 meters in poor weather conditions, the twin engine aircraft hit the slope of Mt Cardo located in the center of Corsica. The wreckage was found few hours later and all 19 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Control flight into terrain.