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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192947
Last updated: 1 November 2019
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Date:19-JAN-1940
Time:13:55
Type:Dewoitine D.500
Owner/operator:Centre d’Instruction au Renseignement, Armée de l'Ai
Registration: n° 57
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Aulnat airfield, Puy-de-Dome -   France
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
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)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dewoitine_D.500
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Base_a%C3%A9rienne_745_Aulnat
https://www.google.com/maps/search/45.78638,3.162088/@45.78638,3.162088,3336m/data=!4m2!2m1!4b1?hl=fr&dg=dbrw&newdg=1


Revision history:

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19-Jan-2017 07:36 Laurent Rizzotti Added

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