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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192946
Last updated: 5 December 2019
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Date:19-JAN-1940
Time:13:55
Type:Potez 25
Owner/operator:Armée de l'Air
Registration: 1935
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Aulnat airfield, Puy-de-Dome -   France
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 19 January 1940 sous-lieutenant Henri Roger Raymong Houël of Centre d’Instruction au Renseignement (CIR, Reconnaissance Training Center) of Aulnat took off at 1355 hrs for a training flight with the Dewoitine 500 n° 57. During the fight he had engine troubles and was blinded by engine coolant streaming from the engine. He managed to complete a circuit and landed on the airfield. The landing was hard and the aircraft turned at 30° and entered the airfield neutral zone, where sergent Henri Claudien Joseph Blanchard was preparing to take off for a similar training flight with the Potez 25 n° 1935. The Dewoitine collided the Potez and both planes were damaged beyond repair, but only Houël was slightly hurt while Blanchard escaped unhurt.

Sources:

Carton 2B143 des archives de l’Armée de l’Air (French Air Force accidents in January-February 1940)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Jan-2017 07:36 Laurent Rizzotti Added
03-Apr-2017 20:51 TB Updated [Registration, Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Source]

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