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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192516
Last updated: 5 December 2019
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Date:03-JAN-1940
Time:15:30
Type:Morane-Saulnier MS 406
Owner/operator:GC III/7, Armée de l'Air
Registration: n°76
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Plichancourt, Marne -   France
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Vitry-le-François
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Sgt Gontran Cahen of GC III/7 took off from Vitry-le-François at 14h45 for a routine patrol. At 15h30, while cruising over the airfield, his Morane 406 n°76 took fire and then crashed at Plichancourt (Marne), killing him.

Sources:

"Ils étaient là. L’Armée de l’Air septembre 1939 - juin 1940", by Jacqueline and Paul Martin, ISBN 2-9514567-2-7
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plichancourt
http://www.maplandia.com/france/champagne-ardenne/marne/vitry-le-francois/plichancourt/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jan-2017 15:28 Laurent Rizzotti Added
04-Jan-2017 11:28 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Aircraft type]

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