Accident Ayres S-2R Thrush F-GFTF, 14 Aug 2005
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 44375
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SS2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Ayres S-2R Thrush
Registration: F-GFTF
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Serignan -   France
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:Beziers (LFMU)
Destination airport:Serignan
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
On August 14, 2005, at 1305 coordinated universal time (UTC), a single-engine Ayres S2R aerial application airplane, French registration F-GFTF, was destroyed when it impacted water in the Mediterranean Sea, while on a fire-fighting mission near Serignan, France. The airplane was owned and operated by Midair, of unknown address. The commercial pilot, sole occupant of the airplane, was fatally injured. The local flight originated from Beziers, France (LFMU), at an unknown time.

Local authorities reported that the airplane crashed approximately 350 meters from the shoreline. The wreckage of the airplane has not been recovered at the time this report was prepared.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of France. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Bureau d'Enquetes et d'Analyses (BEA)
Aeroport du Bourget
93352 Le Bourget Cedex
Paris, France

This report is for information purposes only, and contains information released by the French BEA. CAUSE:


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