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Last updated: 13 December 2019
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Date:02-AUG-2019
Time:17:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic S2T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Conair Turbo Firecat
Owner/operator:Sécurité Civile
Registration: F-ZBAA
C/n / msn: 456
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Générac, Gard -   France
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:Nîmes-Garons Airport (FNI/LFTW)
Destination airport:Nîmes-Garons Airport (FNI/LFTW)
Narrative:
The plane crashed while firefighting. The pilot (50) died in the crash.
"The plane was in a descending phase. It entered a column of very thick smoke and hit the tree tops. The pilot lost his references" said a source close to the investigation to AFP.

Sources:

https://www.lalsace.fr/faits-divers-justice/2019/08/02/gard-un-bombardier-d-eau-se-crash-en-intervenant-sur-un-incendie
http://www.leparisien.fr/faits-divers/incendies-dans-le-gard-crash-d-un-bombardier-d-eau-en-intervention-02-08-2019-8127936.php
https://actu.fr/occitanie/generac_30128/gard-feu-foret-generac-crash-dun-bombardier-deau_26318232.html
http://www.marsaly.fr/fred/accident-du-tracker-22-quelques-commentaires/
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https://www.airliners.net/photo/France-Securite-Civile/Grumman-Conair-S-2T-Turbo-Firecat-G-89/2386002/L (photo)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Aug-2019 18:46 gerard57 Added
02-Aug-2019 18:59 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Narrative]
02-Aug-2019 19:00 Aerossurance Updated [Registration, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
02-Aug-2019 19:01 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Aircraft type]
02-Aug-2019 19:02 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
02-Aug-2019 19:03 Aerossurance Updated [Cn]
02-Aug-2019 19:03 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]
02-Aug-2019 19:18 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Embed code]
02-Aug-2019 19:50 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
02-Aug-2019 20:04 RobertMB Updated [Source]
02-Aug-2019 21:52 Iceman 29 Updated [Aircraft type, Embed code]
02-Aug-2019 21:55 Iceman 29 Updated [Location, Embed code, Narrative]
02-Aug-2019 22:09 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
03-Aug-2019 23:12 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
04-Aug-2019 14:06 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
04-Aug-2019 17:59 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
05-Aug-2019 06:42 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
07-Aug-2019 18:36 Iceman 29 Updated [Source]
29-Aug-2019 16:55 Anon. Updated [Embed code]
30-Aug-2019 11:28 Anon. Updated [Embed code]

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