Tag Archive: France

Jun 20 2017

France: NA-68 crash-lands in field

A North American NA-68 (registered F-AZHD, a T-6G converted into an NA-68 and painted as a French Navy F6F Hellcat for a 1992 movie) crash-landed yesterday in a field near Mont-près-Chambord near the city of Blois. Sources are unclear on the matter, but it would seem the pilot was either uninjured or only slightly injured. …

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Jun 17 2017

France: Morane-Saulnier MS.230 damaged in landing accident

After being caught in a sudden gust of wind during landing, the Morane-Saulnier MS.230 of the Cercle des Machines Volantes association collided with ground installations, damaging the wings, engine, fuselage and landing gear. Fortunately, its pilot Frédéric Collinot, president of the CMV, was unhurt. The aircraft has been dismantled and returned to the CMV’s hangar where …

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Jun 12 2017

France: pilot wounded in Spitfire PR.XIX accident

The pilot of Spitfire PR.XIX F-AZJS was wounded today at the Villette-Longuyon airfield in Northern France on 11 June 2017. The aircraft flipped over and its pilot suffered non-life-threatening injuries based on available information. Some sources also indicate a woman in the public was injured by flying propeller fragments.

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Jan 06 2016

Concorde’s test pilot André Turcat passes away

Frenchman André Turcat, test pilot for the Concorde supersonic airliner, passed away on January 4, 2016. Born in 1921, he graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique in 1940, joined the Free French Air Force in the final years of the war, was a doctor in literature, a Christian art history teacher, author and founder of the …

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Dec 09 2015

Angers air museum to receive FAI recognition for AVIA 152 reconstruction

The Espace Air Passion (formerly known as the Musée Régional de l’Air d’Angers) will receive the Phoenix Diploma from the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) on December 11, for its reconstruction of an AVIA 152 glider. The AVIA 152 was an important glider in the 1930s, with some 200 examples built of which none have survived …

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Sep 06 2015

Video: Memorial Flight – LVG C.VI Evening Flight

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Aug 09 2015

Fieseler Storch damaged in crash-landing in France

The Fieseler 156 Storch F-AZDA (ex-Morane-Saulnier 505 F-BBUG), operated by Aéro Rétro of Saint Rambert d’Albon was heavily damaged in a field landing near Chambéry, France. The pilot was slightly wounded. The aircraft was to participate in the Bourget lake airshow that is taking place today. The French Air Police has launched an investigation. Source (with photos): Le Dauphiné

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Aug 07 2015

Video: Mosquito .75 accident aftermath

Source: Panoranews

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Aug 07 2015

Crewmember seriously injured in Mosquito 3/4 replica accident in France

In yet another incident in just a few days, a crewmember has been seriously injured in the accident of the Mosquito .75, a 3/4-scale de Havilland Mosquito replica built by RRAA (Reconstructions et répliques d’avions anciens). After a safe landing at Fontenay-le-Comte, the aircraft is reported to have flipped over while taxiing. Source: Ouest France

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Jul 08 2014

Video: Memorial Flight LVG C.VI in flight

Memorial Flight has uploaded a video of its LVG C.VI reproduction flying with an original Benz Bz.IV engine, above la Ferté Alais airfield in France. The aircraft was built by the Memorial Flight Association in France, for The Vintage Aviator Collection based in New-Zealand. More details and pictures of the build on Memorial Flight’s website …

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Sep 13 2013

Yak-3 crashes in France, pilot and passenger unhurt

This afternoon, the Yakolev Yak-3 F-AZZV crashed in Dijon, France. The pilot and his passenger are reportedly unhurt. According to available information, the aircraft could not be stopped during its landing run. Available pictures show that the aircraft suffered extensive damage: the main landing gear and propeller were sheared from the aircraft, while the engine …

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Aug 13 2013

First flight of the Replic’Air Morane-Saulnier Type G in France

The Morane-Saulnier Type G replica built by the French association Replic’Air made its maiden flight in the early evening of Saturday August 10th at Auch-Gers airport. The pilot for the flight was Christophe Marchand, and everything was reported as working well. A second flight was made with Nils Harald Hansen, and more test flights are …

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Aug 09 2013

Morane-Saulnier Type G replica to cross the Mediterranean

The French association Replic’Air recently finished the construction of a Morane-Saulnier Type G replica, which will be used to cross the Mediterranean sea on September 22, to commemorate the first crossing of that body of water by Roland Garros in 1913. The replica is powered by a Rotec engine, which is similar to the original …

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Aug 06 2013

Chipmunk WZ877 flies again in France

The de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk WZ877 (F-AZLI) flew for the first time in La Rochelle, France, on June 23. The aircraft had been sold from RAF stock in 1996 but had never flown again. Bought in 2010 by MM. Gilles Carter and Patrick Pierre-Pierre, pilot for the first flight, it was restored to airworthy …

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Jul 15 2013

French Spitfire PR.19 damaged upon landing

On July 5, Supermarine Spitfire PR.19 (F-AZJS) was damaged upon landing. According to some sources, the aircraft was landing after having experienced engine problems. On this YouTube video, it can be seen nearly nosing over on touchdown. The propeller was shattered, and the engine will have to be inspected for shock damage. Aside from this, …

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