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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145148
Last updated: 27 June 2019
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Date:10-JAN-1923
Time:day
Type:Lioré et Olivier LeO H-13A
Owner/operator:Aeronavale (French Navy)
Registration: F-AEIB
C/n / msn: 4
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mont Bordonne, near Appietto, NE of Ajaccio, Corsica -   France
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Destination airport:Antibes, Côte d'Azur, France
Narrative:
The aircraft suffered a structural failure in flight, losing its empennage, went into a spin and and crashed into a mountain, a few minutes after takeoff from Ajaccio, the seaplane aircraft crashed into Mount Vordonne, near Appietto, northeast of Ajaccio. The crash killed 3 of the 4 passengers and crew on board:

M. Desnoyelles (pilot) killed
Major Richard Griffith Bassett Jeffries DSO (passenger, aged 47) killed
Mrs Grace Jeffries (passenger, aged 43) killed
Alexander McMicking (passenger, aged 65) killed
M. Melpell (wireless operator) survived but seriously injured

This accident interrupts flights until April 1923, the time of the official investigation.

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Accmisc.htm
2. https://www.baaa-acro.com/search-results?combine=F-AEIB
3. https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lior%C3%A9_et_Olivier_LeO_H-13#Accidents
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_F-1.html

Lioré et Olivier LeO H-13 photo from L'Aéronautique December,1922 Lioré et Olivier LeO H-13 L'Aéronautique December,1922

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Apr-2012 00:25 ryan Added
13-Feb-2019 19:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
13-Feb-2019 23:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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