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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Sunday 22 November 1987
Time:20:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II
Operator:Compagnie Aérienne du Languedoc
Registration: F-GCTE
C/n / msn: TC-365
First flight: 1980
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Le Puy (   France)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Lyon Satolas Airport (LYS/LFLL), France
Destination airport:Le Puy-Loudes Airport (LPY/LFHP), France
Narrative:
On approach to Le Puy, engine anti-icing was not used. At 500 feet, after the props had been selected to fine pitch, both engines stopped almost instantly. A landing in a field was carried out. Weather at the time was: 4/8 SC at 13/2600 feet, 7 AC at 9000 feet, temperature 2.1, and dew point 0.5.

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 2/88 (#165)


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Distance from Lyon Satolas Airport to Le Puy-Loudes Airport as the crow flies is 125 km (78 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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