Accident Caudron C.23 , Monday 21 April 1919
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Date:Monday 21 April 1919
Time:10:40 LT
Type:Caudron C.23
Owner/operator:Private
Registration:
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Saint-Rambert-d’Albon, Valence, Drôme 26 -   France
Phase: En route
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Villacoublay, Paris
Destination airport:Rome, Italy
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Crew was performing the first postal flight between Paris and Rome, Italy. Aircraft left Villacoublay Airport at 06:00 LT. While overflying Drôme, aircraft encountered strong winds from the north and one of the engines seems to have problems. Crew elected to make an emergency landing but aircraft eventually crashed in an open field located in Coinaud, near Saint-Rambert-d’Albon. Both crew were killed.

Crew:
Jules Védrines, pilot
Marcel Guillain, navigator.

Sources:

1. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-caudron-c23-near-saint-rambert-dalbon-2-killed
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caudron_C.23#Operational_history
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jules_V%C3%A9drines
4. New York Times. Associated Press. April 22, 1919: https://www.nytimes.com/1919/04/22/archives/vedrines-killed-in-parisrome-trip-airplane-falls-from-great-height.html
5. https://www.air-journal.fr/2018-04-21-le-21-avril-1919-dans-le-ciel-le-raid-paris-rome-de-vedrines-et-guillain-tourne-mal-5197688.html

Media:

Jules Védrines and his mechanic taking off for the last time 21 April 1919: Caudron C 23 - may 1919

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
28-Oct-2017 07:30 Sergey L. Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
27-Mar-2019 22:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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