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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65002
Last updated: 2 October 2019
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Date:17-OCT-1985
Time:13:50 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic JAGR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
SEPECAT Jaguar A
Owner/operator:Armée de l'Air
Registration: A136
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:L'Olan, Massif des Écrins, Valjouffrey -   France
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Toul/Rosieres AB (LFSL)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 17/10/1985 two jaguars collided in the mountains against the side of the Olan in the Ecrins Mountains in Valjouffrey.

The Olan (l'Olan in French) (height 3,564 m) is a mountain in the Massif des Écrins in the French Alps. It dominates the valleys of Valgaudemar, Valjouffrey, and Vénéon in the heart of Écrins National Park. Approx. co-ordinates of the crash were 44° 51′ 32″ N, 6° 11′ 48″ E, near to the hamlet of Le Desert (population: 20)

Both aircraft were from EC 1/11, and took off at 1:09 p.m. from Toul/Roseieres in the direction of Solenzara. They collided on patrol close to 1:50 p.m into the north side of the peak of the Olan at an altitude of 2,900m.

Crew of both aircraft (Captain Bernard Boudigue and Stephen Delattre) are killed.

But the mystery remains about the causes of the accident and the reason they did divert.

Sources:

https://forum.aviationsmilitaires.net/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=267&sid=8061669a27d5ccfb0bc3be7ebeab75e1&start=90_
http://www.valjouffrey.fr/index.php?page=le-desert
http://web.archive.org/web/20121123090555/http://www.scramble.nl:80/milbase.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Aug-2011 00:07 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Aug-2011 00:07 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Aug-2011 11:27 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
15-Aug-2011 00:52 Dr.John Smith Updated [Registration, Operator, Departure airport, Source]
15-Sep-2015 15:10 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]

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