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Seine-et-Marne

Crash of a Socata TBM-700 in Saint-Jean-les-Deux-Jumeaux: 2 killed

Date & Time: Aug 6, 2014 at 1030 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N129AG
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Cannes – Courtrai
MSN:
171
YOM:
2000
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Captain / Total flying hours:
3000
Captain / Total hours on type:
700.00
Aircraft flight hours:
1385
Aircraft flight cycles:
1219
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft departed Cannes-Mandelieu Airport at 1040LT bound for Courtrai-Wevelgem Airport, Belgium, with four passengers and one pilot on board. About one hour and 40 minutes into the flight, while cruising in IMC conditions at FL240, the aircraft start a quick descent to the right until FL149. Speed increased and the overspeed warning sound came on. Forty-five seconds after the start of the quick descent, the airplane initiated a climb with a rate of 10,000 feet per minute until it stalled at FL201, still in IMC conditions. The airplane then entered a dive and went into a flat attitude when it went out of clouds at an altitude estimated between 1,000 and 2,000 feet. This altitude was insufficient to the pilot to regain control and without external visual references, he lost control of the airplane that crashed in a wooded area. The pilot and a passenger were killed while three other passengers were injured. The aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
Due to the absence of any flight data recorder, investigations were unable to determine with certainty the exact cause and circumstances of the accident.
Final Report:

Crash of a North American B-25J-35-NC Mitchell in Melun

Date & Time: May 31, 2011 at 1730 LT
Registration:
F-AZZU
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Melun - Melun
MSN:
108-47562
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crew was performing a local flight around Melun-Villaroche Airport. Few minutes after take off, it seems that right engine fired. Pilot tried to make an emergency landing but aircraft hit power cables and crashed in flames in an open field. Both occupants were uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
In flight fire on right engine.

Crash of a Fairchild-Hiller FH-227B in Machault: 24 killed

Date & Time: Mar 4, 1988 at 0637 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-GCPS
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Nancy - Paris
MSN:
546
YOM:
1967
Flight number:
IJ5230
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
21
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
24
Captain / Total flying hours:
10226
Copilot / Total flying hours:
4431
Aircraft flight hours:
33142
Aircraft flight cycles:
55843
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Nancy-Essey Airport, the crew started the descent to Paris-Orly Airport and was cleared to reduce his altitude to 6,000 feet. At that time, weather conditions were marginal with poor visibility due to fog. Suddenly, the aircraft pitched down and entered an uncontrolled descent with a rate of 16,000 feet per minute during the last 20 seconds. Out of control, the aircraft struck the metallic pylon of a high voltage powerline and eventually crashed at an excessive speed of 630 km/h in an open field located in Machault, about 46 km southeast of Paris-Orly Airport. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all 24 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the electrical system failed in flight while the crew was flying under IFR mode in IMC conditions. Technical analysis and investigations were unable to determine with certainty the exact cause of the loss of control and the fatal descent. After eliminating various assumptions invalidated by the established facts and findings and after reviewing the results of flight tests conducted at its request, the commission assigned higher probability to the hypothesis that the electrical fault caused a loss of attitude reference and autopilot disconnect which would have occurred while the aircraft was configured 'out of trim' in a nose down attitude. In the absence of independent standby horizon, the crew had no usable attitude reference immediately available while the aircraft was in a high-speed dive.
The following findings were reported:
- The loss of control occurred in icing conditions,
- A third person (non crew) aged 18 was seating in the cockpit at the time of the accident,
- The aircraft's speed upon impact was 100 km/h above the max allowable speed certification.

Crash of a Learjet 24B in Provins: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jun 10, 1985
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-BSRL
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Marseille - Paris
MSN:
24-210
YOM:
1969
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew started the descent to Paris-Le Bourget when the aircraft went out of control, entered a dive and crashed in an open field located in Provins, about 77 km southeast of Le Bourget Airport. The aircraft was destroyed and both occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
The loss of control occurred following an in-flight fire from unknown origin.

Crash of a Morane-Saulnier M.S.760 Paris in Melun-Villaroche

Date & Time: Aug 3, 1967
Operator:
Registration:
95
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Schedule:
Melun-Villaroche - Melun-Villaroche
MSN:
95
YOM:
1961
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances near Melun-Villaroche Airport. The crew fate remains unknown.

Crash of a Morane-Saulnier M.S.760 Paris in Paris I in Bernay-Vilbert: 3 killed

Date & Time: Oct 26, 1962
Operator:
Registration:
20/F-RABQ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Melun-Villaroche – Vélizy-Villacoulbay
MSN:
20
YOM:
1958
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
Few minutes after its takeoff from Melun-Villaroche Airport, the twin jet went out of control and crashed in a field located in Bernay-Vilbert, some 20 km northeast of the airfield. The aircraft was destroyed and all three occupants were killed.
Crew:
Gen Motte,
Lt Col Chauve,
1st Cl Brun.

Crash of a Douglas DC-3A in Coulommiers: 5 killed

Date & Time: Jul 30, 1962
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-BAOE
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Coulommiers - Coulommiers
MSN:
11769
YOM:
1943
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The crew consisting of pilot students and instructors was completing a local training flight at Coulommiers-Voisins Airport, Seine-et-Marne. After rotation, the airplane encountered difficulties to gain height and struck a truck with one of its wing. The wing was sheared off and then airplane crashed in a field 450 m past the runway end. Five crew members were killed while three others were seriously injured. The aircraft was destroyed. It was reported that one of the engine was voluntarily shut down by the crew prior to takeoff. Among those killed were:
Mr. Laurent, student pilot,
Mr. Brohan, student pilot,
Mr. Mauger, mechanic,
Mr. Perusseau, instructor and captain by Transports Aériens Intercontinentaux.

Crash of a Nord 2501E Noratlas at Melun-Villaroche: 5 killed

Date & Time: Apr 26, 1957
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
40
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Melun - Melun
MSN:
40
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The crew was returning to Melun-Villaroche following an uneventful test flight on behalf of the Direction Technique et Industrielle de l’Aéronautique (DTI). On short final, the airplane went out of control and crashed on runway 29 threshold. All five crew members were killed.
Crew:
Michel Chalard, test pilot,
Marcel Perrin, test pilot,
Louis Pruneau, test engineer,
Jean Duchemin, test mechanic,
Jean Coupet, air engineer.

Crash of a Beechcraft UC-45F Expeditor in Chevry-Cossigny: 6 killed

Date & Time: Feb 13, 1953
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
295
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Brétigny-sur-Orge - Brétigny-sur-Orge
MSN:
8554
YOM:
1945
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was completing a test flight on behalf of the Flight Test Center (CEV-Centre d'essais en vol) based in Brétigny-sur-Orge and was carrying three crew members, one passenger and two experimenters of the CEV. For unknown reasons, the airplane went out of control and crashed in a wooded area, killing all six occupants.
Crew:
François Richet, pilot,
Lucien Blanc, mechanic,
Gilbert Lanez , mechanic.
Passengers:
André Romanet, CEV's experimenter,
Jacques Folliex, CEV's experimenter,
Edouard Nassiet.

Crash of an Avro 652 Anson I in Dammartin-en-Goële

Date & Time: Feb 10, 1950
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
G-AJBA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
London – Paris
MSN:
AX409
YOM:
1947
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a cargo flight from London to Paris, carrying a load of newspapers. On approach to Le Bourget Airport, and engine caught fire. The crew elected to make an emergency landing when the aircraft crash landed and came to rest in flames in a field located in Dammartin-en-Goële. Both occupants were slightly injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Engine fire.