ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 26546
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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.
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Saint-Rambert-d’Albon, Valence, Drôme 26 -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Villacoublay, Paris|
|Destination airport:||Rome, Italy|
|Confidence Rating:|| Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources|
Jules Védrines, pilot
Marcel Guillain, navigator.
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
Jules Védrines and his mechanic taking off for the last time 21 April 1919:
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||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]|
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