Tag: France

Two people killed in Fouga Magister crash

A man and a woman were killed this morning in the crash of their Fouga CM.170 Magister (F-AZZE) in a field near Champs-de-la-Pierre in France. The causes of the accident are yet unknown but according to witnesses, visibility was  limited by fog when the accident occurred, shortly after 9:00 AM local time. 

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Seafire SX336 leaves Bondues

The Seafire SX336, which was damaged on July 2 in a wheels-up landing in Bondues, has been dismantled and loaded on a flatbed to return to its home base for repairs. Antoine Alacusos’ Flickr page has been updated with pictures of this, on which the damage suffered by the airplane can be observed.

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Two killed in a T-6 crash in France

Two people were killed in the crash of a North American T-6 Texan (F-AZIG) in Lyon, France at 18:15 local time. The aircraft fell in a field some distance from the runways of the Lyon-Bron airport where it had refuelled. The aircraft had left earlier from Corsica and was headed for Dijon. The causes of …

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Anna Walker belly-lands Seafire in France

Pilot Anna Walker had to belly-land the Seafire SX336 at Bondues in France on July 2, at 5:30 PM local time. For an unknown reason, the gear did not extend. The aircraft landed on its belly and did a 180° turn before coming to rest. Fortunately, Anna Walker was not injured. It seems the aircraft …

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B-25 crashes in France

(Updated June 4, 2011 at 6:44PM) More bad news for the warbird community: a B-25 Mitchell crash-landed on May 31st, 2011, in France near Melun-Villaroche, south-east of Paris. It appears the B-25 is F-AZZU, s/n 44-58811, which is known as “Russell’s Raiders” and is well known in France due to its regular appearances at the …

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Video: Mosquito 3/4-scale replica maiden flight

The French association Reconstruction Répliques Avions Anciens has succesfully carried out the first flight of its 3/4-scale Mosquito replica. Here is a video of the first flight, by Jean-Pierre Montreuil. Work on the replica began in 1995 and required over 30,000 hours of work before it was ready for the first test at the Fontenay-le-Comte …

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