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Last updated: 24 June 2020
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Date:30-MAY-2020
Time:15:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PTS2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aerotek Pitts S-2A
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: F-GIIZ
C/n / msn: 2112
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Carcassonne-Salvaza Airport (CCF/LFMK) -   France
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Carcassonne-Salvaza Airport (CCF/LFMK)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
An airplane crashed immediately after takeoff due to an engine failure.
The Pitts S2A had taken off from the Carcassonne runways before climbing vertically; according to witnesses at the flying club site, a slamming sound apparently coming from the engine was then heard, before the plane fell back to the ground as quickly as it had been mounted.
A disincarceration operation was then necessary to extract the man from the aircraft, then the fire destroyed the plane.
The death of the pilot was reported in the middle of the afternoon: the man, 41 years old, is said to be a native of Narbonne, an Air France pilot.


Sources:

https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/occitanie/aude/carcassonne/carcassonne-pilote-air-france-se-tue-crash-son-avion-voltige-1835598.html
https://www.lindependant.fr/2020/05/30/carcassonne-un-avion-en-feu-apres-setre-ecrase-pres-des-pistes-de-laeroport,8910093.php
https://www.bea.aero/les-enquetes/evenements-notifies/detail/event/collision-avec-le-sol-peu-apres-le-decollage-incendie-1/


Images:

Photo of F-GIIZ courtesy AirHistory.net


Saint-Junien (LFBJ)
10 September 2011; (c) T.Laurent

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-May-2020 18:03 gerard57 Added
30-May-2020 18:05 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
30-May-2020 18:40 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
30-May-2020 19:03 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Narrative]
31-May-2020 10:06 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Phase, Embed code, Narrative]
31-May-2020 12:37 RobertMB Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
01-Jun-2020 01:49 RobertMB Updated [Narrative]
05-Jun-2020 07:53 RobertMB Updated [Registration, Source, Narrative]

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