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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139060
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Date:08-OCT-2011
Time:11:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SS2T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ayres S2R-T34 Turbo Thrush
Owner/operator:private
Registration: F-GRIO
MSN: T34-243DC
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Between Pouzolles and Laurens, about 15km N. of Béziers, Hérault Reg. -   France
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
An Ayres S2R-T34 (waterbomber convversion, coded "3") involved in fighting fires between Pouzolles and Laurens, about 15km north of Béziers, Hérault Region, crashed when a sudden gust of wind caused it to hit the ground and caught fire.

The pilot escaped with a slight head injury.

Sources:

http://lci.tf1.fr/france/faits-divers/incendie-dans-l-herault-un-bombardier-d-eau-s-ecrase-6755877.html
https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/occitanie/info/un-bombarbier-d-eau-s-ecrase-a-pouzolles-70728619.html
http://www.focus-fen.net/?id=n261237
http://www.europe1.fr/faits-divers/herault-un-bombardier-d-eau-s-ecrase-758269





Images:


picture taken par Armelle Goyon France 3 Languedoc Roussilon October 8th 2011 on the site

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Oct-2011 11:51 Alpine Flight Added
08-Oct-2011 12:48 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Source, Narrative]
08-Oct-2011 12:54 FRANCOIS Updated [Narrative]
08-Oct-2011 12:55 harro Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
08-Oct-2011 13:01 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
08-Oct-2011 13:18 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Location, Source, Narrative]
11-Oct-2011 11:58 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Narrative]
11-Oct-2011 12:29 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Narrative]
11-Oct-2011 13:05 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Narrative]
12-Oct-2011 06:50 RobertMB Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Narrative]

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