Accident Breguet 19 F-A..., Wednesday 24 February 1926
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Date:Wednesday 24 February 1926
Type:Breguet 19
Registration: F-A...
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Eiffel Tower, Paris -   France
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Paris Orly Airport
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Crashed while "stunt flying" in Paris. Pilot León Collot (32), made a bet with friends he would be able to fly under the Eiffel tower and to pass between the west and north pillars. Just prior to reaching the tower, aircraft hit an antenna and crashed in flames. A tragedy occurred while he straightened his airplane and he was "blinded" by the sun.

La Nación (Santiago) 25 February 1926, p7

Revision history:

09-Apr-2019 00:03 Dr. John Smith Added
20-Jan-2024 14:48 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Jan-2024 15:07 TB Updated [Other fatalities]

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