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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 174074
Last updated: 5 December 2019
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Date:18-JAN-1919
Time:Day
Type:Unknown experimental
Owner/operator:
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Le Crotoy Aerodrome -   France
Phase: Approach
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Le Crotoy Aerodrome
Destination airport:Le Crotoy Aerodrome
Narrative:
A notable French aviator Baroness Raymonde de Laroche ( born Elise Raymonde Deroch ) was interested in becoming a test pilot.
To further this aim she visited the airfield at Le Crotoy in northern France to fly in a new prototype aircraft.
During a demonstration test flight the aircraft stalled and spun in, killing Raymonde de Laroche instantly and injuring the test pilot so severely that he was dead when arriving at a hospital.
R.I.P.

In March, 1910 Raymonde de Laroche had made history when she was granted an aeroplane pilot licence ( No. 36 ) by L' Aero-Club de France, making her the first female holder of a pilot licence.



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