ASN Aircraft accident Canadair CL-215-6B11 (CL-415) F-ZBFQ Marseille
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Date:Monday 17 November 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic CL2T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadair CL-215-6B11 (CL-415)
Operator:Securité Civile
Registration: F-ZBFQ
MSN: 2025 
First flight:
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123AF
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Marseille (   France)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Marseille-Marignane Airport (MRS/LFML), France
Destination airport:Marseille-Marignane Airport (MRS/LFML), France
The CL-415, Pélican 43, departed Marseille-Marignane Airport with three aircraft to conduct a training mission in the bay of La Ciotat, France. Following several scooping manoeuvres, the crew simulated an engine failure and then performed a complete landing when the aircraft suffered severe vibrations. The crew increased engine power in an attempt to take off when the seaplane overturned and came to rest upside down. The copilot was seriously injured while the captain was killed.


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