Accident Gas Balloon Unregistered, Sunday 7 June 1914
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Date:Sunday 7 June 1914
Type:Silhouette image of generic BALL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Gas Balloon
Owner/operator:M. Leprince
Registration: Unregistered
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Sézannais, Marne department, Grand Est region -   France
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Sézannais, Marne department, Grand Est region
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The balloon crashed into a house after takeoff during adverse weather condition, and exploded. Around 60 persons were injured. According to a rough translation (from French into English) of the source (see link #1):

"June 7, 1914 in the sky: Tragic balloon accident

On June 7, 1914, the festivities organized by the Sport Athletic Sezannais will take a tragic turn, being marked by a terrible accident of airship, during which will be deplored many wounded - some sixty people - some of whom have been seriously affected

A drama that might have been avoided if aeronaut M. Leprince had not been rash in maintaining the ascent of his balloon, which would normally take place at four o'clock in spite of bad weather and then That the organizers of the demonstration were against it, the storm that raged did not guarantee a perfect security.

Disregarding adverse weather conditions quickly turned out to be a mistake, even before the airship took flight, the drama occurred: the balloon will explode and catch fire after hitting a house and telegraph wires, blame a burst Wind. This flight, which was to be the highlight of the day's show, will leave a tragic memory in everyone's memory.



Revision history:

07-Jun-2016 08:02 gerard57 Added
15-Feb-2017 20:56 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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