A Stampe & Vertongen Stampe SV-4 crashed near the Angers-Marcé airport on Saturday the 4th of July, killing its pilot. The second crew member was hospitalized and is in critical condition. Both crew members and the aircraft were part of Stampe Aéro Passion, an association based at the Angers-Marcé airport.
The causes of the accident are not yet known. The aircraft involved appears to be F-PTTL, an SV-4 with a Lycoming O-320 engine.
Our thoughts and prayers go to the victims of this tragic accident and their relatives and friends.
Terrible news. Angers is a great centre for Stampes and this news must be devastating for them. Here’s a link to one of my photos of Tango Lima on take-off from Angers in 2018 https://www.flickr.com/photos/mike_illien/26821756027/
Indeed, I saw your very nice photo of F-PTTL when searching for info.
It is indeed tragic news for all those involved and I hope the surviving crewmember will recover fully. The Angers area is great for classic aircraft fans.