Date & Time: May 1, 1926 at 1115 LT
Type of aircraft:
Fokker F3
Operator:
Registration:
CH-156
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Plain
Schedule:
Geneva - Borex
MSN:
1529
YOM:
1921
Location:
Borex
Vaud
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Pilot was performing a special flight from Geneva with four passengers all leaving in the small village of Borex. Aircraft left Geneva-Cointrin at 1100LT for a fifteen minutes flight to the east. On approach to Borex, near Nyon, pilot encountered engine problems and tried to land in an open field. After touch down, aircraft hit an electrical pylon, lost its left wing and came to rest. All five occupants were slightly injured while the aircraft was destroyed. At the time of the accident, there was no electricity as the line was cut due to maintenance work in a close village.
Pilot: Charles Hautier.
Passengers:
Mr. H. Ticon,
Mr. A. Briggen,
Mr. A. Goncerut,
Mr. A. Dupontet.
Probable cause:
Engine failure.