Date & Time: Jul 19, 2005 at 1745 LT
Type of aircraft:
Grumman S-2 Tracker
Survey / Patrol / Reconnaissance
Crew on board:
The pilot and his aircraft left Marseille-Marignane airport in the afternoon to fight a forest fire near Taradeau, Var, south of France. During flight, the aircraft crashed in a wooded area and was destroyed. Fortunately, the pilot escaped with minor injuries.