Date & Time: Aug 10, 2020 at 1420 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 340
Operator:
Registration:
N413JF
Flight Type:
Private
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Perpignan – Orléans
MSN:
340A-0746
YOM:
1979
Country:
France
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On final approach to Orléans-Loiret Airport (ex Saint-Denis-de-l’Hôtel), the pilot encountered engine problems and elected to make an emergency landing. The twin engine aircraft crash landed in a wooded area located about 3 km short of runway 23 and burst into flames. Both occupants aged 55 and 60 escaped uninjured while the aircraft was totally destroyed by fire.