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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 227526
Last updated: 9 October 2019
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Date:24-JUL-2019
Time:12:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic EV97 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Evektor EV-97 EuroStar
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-SJES
C/n / msn: 2918
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Pré-la-Font, Larche, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence -   France
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Barcelonnette Airfield (BAE/LFMR)
Destination airport:Castelnuovo don Bosco Airfield (LILF)
Investigating agency: BEA
Narrative:
The pilot took off with a passenger from the Barcelonnette aerodrome to Italy via the Larche Pass, aboard an Evektor EV97 Eurostar. He was accompanied by three other planes, Taylor Monoplanes. After gaining altitude over the village of Larche, the pilot entered the valley to the east of the village, followed by the three planes. After a few seconds they realized that they had entered the wrong valley and turned around, except for one of the Monoplanes (G-AWGZ) that did not have enough height to turn around and made an emergency landing. The pilot, who was coming out of the valley, made another U-turn to the left and one of the Monoplane pilots saw him spinning and colliding with the ground.

Sources:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-tyne-49108617
https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/provence-alpes-cote-d-azur/deux-morts-collision-entre-deux-avions-loisirs-alpes-hautes-provence-1703180.html
https://www.francebleu.fr/infos/faits-diver-justice/deux-morts-dans-le-crash-de-deux-avions-de-loisirs-dans-les-alpes-de-haut-provence-1563964296
https://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2019-07-25/local-news/Two-Britons-killed-in-France-plane-crash-were-on-trip-of-a-lifetime-to-Malta-report-6736211351
https://www.ledauphine.com/haute-provence/2019/07/24/collision-en-vol-deux-avions-de-tourisme-se-crashent-dans-le-secteur-du-col-de-larche
https://lovinmalta.com/news/holiday-of-a-lifetime-to-malta-ends-in-tragedy-after-plane-crash-in-the-french-alps/
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/breaking-two-brits-dead-one-18766785
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/breaking-first-picture-british-pilot-18769154
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/alps-plane-pilot-deliberately-crash-18794468
https://netnews.com.mt/2019/07/25/imutu-wara-li-waqghu-zewg-ajruplani-fi-triqthom-lejn-malta-intervista-esklussiva/
https://netnews.com.mt/2019/07/26/lewis-stubbs-hu-z-zaghzugh-li-tilef-hajtu-fi-triqtu-lejn-malta/
https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/pilot-passenger-killed-while-on-lifetime-trip-to-malta.724447
https://www.bea.aero/en/investigation-reports/notified-events/detail/event/accident-de-levektor-aerotechnik-ev97-immatricule-g-sjes-survenu-le-24072019-a-larche-04/
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https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/7619329 (Photo)
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https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/227527


Images:

Photo of G-SJES courtesy AirHistory.net


Eshott
22 September 2012; (c) Malcolm Clarke

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Jul-2019 11:00 gerard57 Added
24-Jul-2019 11:18 Iceman 29 Updated [Source]
24-Jul-2019 11:25 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
24-Jul-2019 11:27 Iceman 29 Updated [Departure airport, Embed code]
24-Jul-2019 11:57 gerard57 Updated [Narrative]
24-Jul-2019 12:31 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
24-Jul-2019 12:46 Iceman 29 Updated [Location, Embed code, Narrative]
24-Jul-2019 13:01 harro Updated [Source]
24-Jul-2019 20:25 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]
25-Jul-2019 11:46 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
03-Aug-2019 16:04 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Embed code, Narrative]
01-Sep-2019 11:51 MarkStep Updated [Source]
11-Sep-2019 05:35 MarkStep Updated [Source]

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