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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 28034
Last updated: 2 October 2019
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Date:23-JUN-1923
Time:13:30 LT
Type:Blériot 115
Owner/operator:Blériot
Registration: F-ESBB
C/n / msn: 1
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Forest of Vieuville, Daméraucourt, 4 km north of Grandvilliers, Oise -   France
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Le Touquet, France (LFAT)
Destination airport:Toussous Le Noble, France (LFPN)
Narrative:
F-ESBB Blériot 115 (MSN 1); first registered 8.24 (C of R 1301) to Bleriot, Buc. First flown 9.5.23.

Written off (destroyed) 23.6.23: After taking part to an airshow in Le Touquet to introduce this new four engine aircraft (first prototype), crew was returning to their base in Toussus-le-Noble. While cruising at an altitude of 600 meters over Daméraucourt, some 4 km north of Grandvilliers, aircraft went out of control and crashed in the forest of Vieuville. Control was lost in flight due to the lock of the rudder control cable. While the mechanic was unhurt, the pilot was killed instantly. Aircraft was named 'Le Mammouth'.

Crew:
Jean Casale, pilot (Blériot Chief Test Pilot)
Gaston Boulet, mechanic.

Registration F-ESBB cancelled July 1923. There are unconfirmed reports that the wreckage was rebuilt as the prototype Bleriot 135 in 1924

Sources:

1. https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Casale
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_F-23.html
3. http://www2.culture.gouv.fr/public/mistral/leonore_fr?ACTION=CHERCHER&FIELD_1=COTE&VALUE_1=LH%2F439%2F55
4. http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/index.phpfrance/casale.php
5. https://www.flickr.com/photos/skylarkair/24181578760
6. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-bleriot-115-dameraucourt-1-killed
7. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_F-23.html
8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bl%C3%A9riot_115
9. https://digitaltmuseum.no/021015547364/skisse-av-fly-f-esbb-bleriot-115-med-flyger-og-passasjerer

Blériot Bl-115 prototype F-ESBB in June 1923: Blériot Bl-115 prototype F-ESBB right rear - Ans 05338-02-095-AL-FL

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
13-Nov-2017 07:16 Sergey L. Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
30-Mar-2019 01:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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