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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 89605
Last updated: 15 July 2019
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Date:26-JUL-1925
Time:c. 17:25 LT
Type:Sabca Poncelet Castar
Owner/operator:Victor Simonet
Registration: O-BAFG
C/n / msn: 1
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Vauville, Calvados, Normandy -   France
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Vauville, Calvados, Normandy, France
Destination airport:Vauville, Calvados, Normandy, France
Narrative:
The Poncelet Castar O-BAFG was owned by Victor Simonet and was one of the first motorised gliders, being registered on 28 July 1923.

In Vauville, Calvados, Normandy, France, on 26 July 1925, he participated in the glider competition with the Poncelet Castar (O-BAFG). He started at 10.25 am. and began the gliding flight, which lasted no less than seven hours. In the meantime, however, it started to rain heavily. Simonet wanted to land, but a control cable broke and crashed from a height of forty meters. Pilot: Victor Simonet - Killed

Sources:

1. http://www.hangarflying.eu/nl/node/842
2. http://www.belgian-wings.be/Webpages/Navigator/Photos/CivilPics/first_register/poncelet_castar.htm
3. https://www.luchtvaartgeschiedenis.be/content/poncelet-castar-o-bafg-te-vauville
4. Photo: http://www.asa-be.com/images/PhotoGallery_BCR2/O-/O-BAFG-2.jpg
5. http://claudel.dopp.free.fr/Les_planeurs/Descriptions_planeurs/Poncelet_Castar/Poncelet-Castar.htm
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vauville,_Calvados


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Jan-2011 15:00 ThW Added
28-Jan-2011 00:06 penguin832 Updated [Registration, Source, Narrative]
08-Oct-2011 12:18 ThW Updated [Source, Narrative]
08-Apr-2019 23:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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