Date & Time: Feb 4, 1970 at 0439 LT
Type of aircraft:
Lockheed P-2 Neptune
Operator:
Registration:
147571
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Military
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Lorient - Lorient
MSN:
726-7193
Country:
France
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
12
Crew fatalities:
12
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
12
Circumstances:
The airplane was engaged in a tactical exercice over the Atlantic Ocean and was carrying 12 members of the Escadrille 25F. Shortly after a night takeoff from Lorient-Lann-Bihoué Naval Air Station, while in initial climb in poor weather conditions, the airplane entered a left turn then plunged into the earth and crashed onto a small hill located in Kergantic, about 3 km southwest of the airfield. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all 12 occupants were killed.
Crew:
Lt Debray,
S/S Simon Sivy,
1st Mst Bioux,
1st Mst Jacquemard,
1st Mst Donaghy,
1st Mst Le Riblair,
1st Mst Milewski,
1st Mst Le Guerroué,
1st Mst Perucchieti,
Mst Bigot,
Mst Frange,
Mst Frison.