Accident Canadair CL-215-6B11 (CL-415) F-ZBFQ, Monday 17 November 1997
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Date:Monday 17 November 1997
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Type:Silhouette image of generic CL2T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Canadair CL-215-6B11 (CL-415)
Owner/operator:Securité Civile
Registration: F-ZBFQ
MSN: 2025 
Year of manufacture:1996
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123AF
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:off Marseille -   France
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Marseille-Marignane Airport (MRS/LFML)
Destination airport:Marseille-Marignane Airport (MRS/LFML)
Narrative:
The CL-415, Pélican 43, departed Marseille-Marignane Airport with three aircraft to conduct a training mission in the bay of La Ciotat, France. Following several scooping manoeuvres, the crew simulated an engine failure and then performed a complete landing when the aircraft suffered severe vibrations. The crew increased engine power in an attempt to take off when the seaplane overturned and came to rest upside down. The copilot was seriously injured while the captain was killed.

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