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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 223822
Last updated: 10 October 2019
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Date:24-FEB-1926
Time:09:10 LT
Type:Breguet 19
Owner/operator:Lieutenant Albert Collet,
Registration: F-A...
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Eiffel Tower, Paris -   France
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:Paris Orly Airport, Paris
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Breguet 19: Written off 24.2.26 while "stunt flying" in Paris. The pilot, Lieutenant Albert Collet, aged 32, made a bet with friends he would be able to fly under the Eiffel tower and to pass between the west and north pillars. Just prior to reaching the tower, aircraft hit an antenna and crashed in flames. A tragedy occurred while he straightened his airplane and he was "blinded" by the sun. The shock is such that his camera will catch on fire,The only occupant was killed.

Probable cause: Poor judgement on part of the pilot.

Sources:

1. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-breguet-19-paris-1-killed
2. https://www.air-journal.fr/2017-02-24-le-24-fevrier-1926-dans-le-ciel-accident-mortel-a-la-tour-eiffel-5176292.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Apr-2019 00:03 Dr. John Smith Added

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