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Crash of a Cessna 340A in Orléans

Date & Time: Aug 10, 2020 at 1420 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N413JF
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Perpignan – Orléans
MSN:
340A-0746
YOM:
1979
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On final approach to Orléans-Loiret Airport (ex Saint-Denis-de-l’Hôtel), the pilot encountered engine problems and elected to make an emergency landing. The twin engine aircraft crash landed in a wooded area located about 3 km short of runway 23 and burst into flames. Both occupants aged 55 and 60 escaped uninjured while the aircraft was totally destroyed by fire.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain in Orléans

Date & Time: Mar 22, 2001 at 1835 LT
Operator:
Registration:
PH-ABD
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Orléans - Paris
MSN:
31-7305048
YOM:
1973
Flight number:
TLP2B
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
1110
Captain / Total hours on type:
688.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
327
Copilot / Total hours on type:
50
Aircraft flight hours:
9820
Circumstances:
On 22 March 2001 at about 17h35, the PA-31-350 Chieftain registered PH-ABD, call sign Tulip 2B, began its takeoff from runway 23 at Orléans-Saint Denis de l’Hôtel for an IFR departure to Paris-Le Bourget. The flight was passenger charter flight TLP2B. The pilot flying, who was the co-pilot seated in the left seat, was unable to perform the rotation. He aborted the takeoff but braking failed to stop the aircraft before the end of the runway. The runway surface was wet. Marks were left by the tyres from one hundred metres before the end of the runway. The aircraft ran across grass soaked with water. The nose gear broke and the aircraft came to a stop about one hundred and eighty metres after the end of the runway. The crew had forgotten to remove the flight control locking device.
Probable cause:
The accident was caused by the crew’s failure to perform pre-flight actions and checks relating to unblocking and free movement of the flight controls and flight control surfaces. This failure was able to develop to the point of being the cause of the accident as a result of the absence of precise CRM procedures.
Final Report:

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 Lockheed 12A Electra Junior in Briare

Date & Time: Nov 20, 1971
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-BHVT
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1211
YOM:
1937
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Suffered a landing accident at Briare-Châtillon Airfield. There were no casualties but the aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Douglas C-47A-25-DL Dakota 3 in Châtenoy: 3 killed

Date & Time: May 16, 1958
Operator:
Registration:
G-AGHP
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
9408
YOM:
1943
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
While cruising at an altitude of 7,500 feet on a cargo flight, the crew contacted ATC and obtained the permission to descent to 5,500 feet due to thunderstorm activity. Shortly later, the airplane went out of control, dove into the ground and crashed in a field located in Châtenoy, about 35 km east of Orléans. The aircraft was totally destroyed upon impact and all three crew members were killed.
Probable cause:
Loss of control following a in-flight structural failure due to turbulences causes by thunderstorm activity.

Crash of a Handley Page H.P.81 Hermes IV/A in Pithiviers

Date & Time: Jul 23, 1952 at 2325 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
G-ALDB
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Blackbushe – Luqa – Fāyid
MSN:
81/3
YOM:
1949
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
68
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft was performing a special flight from Blackbushe to Fāyid AFB in Egypt with an intermediate stop in Luqa, Malta, carrying 68 British soldiers and a crew of eight bound for Egypt to assist the troops after the coup done by General Nasser. For diplomatic reason, the aircraft was wearing the military WZ839 registration instead of the civil G-ALDB one. While flying south of Paris, the engine number four exploded. The propeller blades detached and hit the engine number three. In such conditions, the pilot-in-command reduced his altitude and attempted to divert to Pithiviers aerodrome for an emergency landing. Following a stable approach, the aircraft landed on a grassy runway and came to rest in flames. All 76 occupants were able to evacuate the cabin safely before the aircraft would be partially destroyed by fire. It is reported that some of the occupants were slightly injured.
Probable cause:
The exact cause of the explosion on the engine number four could not be determined with certainty. However, it was reported that several components (among them the reduction gear pinion bearing) of the engine number four failed in flight, causing the propeller to detach and the engine to partially disintegrate.

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.

Crash of a Douglas DB-7B Boston III near Orléans: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jun 24, 1943
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
W8394
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances near Orléans while on a surveillance mission. All three crew members were killed.
Crew (418th Squadron):
F/O D. A. Carmichael,
P/O D. Q. Findlay,
W/O J. W. Robertson.