Date & Time: Feb 24, 1926
Type of aircraft:
Breguet 19
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Aerobatic
Survivors:
No
Site:
City
Schedule:
Paris - Paris
Country:
France
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The pilot, Lieutenant Albert Collet, made a bet with friends he was able to fly under the Eiffel tower and to pass between the pillars. Just prior reaching the tower, aircraft hit an antenna and crashed in flames. The only occupant was killed.
Probable cause:
Poor judgement on part of the pilot.