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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 223860
Last updated: 5 December 2019
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Date:24-APR-1924
Time:22:15 LT
Type:Farman F.60 Goliath
Owner/operator:22nd Bomber Regiment, L'Armee De L'Air
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Chartres, Eure-et-Loir -   France
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Chartres, Eure-et-Loir
Destination airport:Dijon, Côte-d'Or département, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region
Narrative:
Aircraft left Chartres at 22:00 LT on a training mission to Dijon on behalf of 22nd Bomber Regiment. Less than ten minutes after takeoff, while climbing to a height of 500 meters, a fire erupted in the cockpit, on the panel. An in-flight fire caused by an electrical short-circuit.

Immediately, the pilot made a sharp turn and elected to return. The fire extinguished by itself within 30 seconds but smoke reduced the capability of the pilot to locate the runway. On final approach, aircraft hit the roof of a hangar and crashed. Three crew were unhurt while the pilot was injured (broken leg). Aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Sources:

1. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-farman-f60-goliath-chartres
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dijon
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chartres


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Apr-2019 17:34 Dr. John Smith Added

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