Date & Time: Nov 12, 1934
Type of aircraft:
Avro 504
Operator:
Registration:
OO-ANY
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Training
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Courtrai - Mourmelon
YOM:
1934
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:
The pilot Marc Henry was performing a training flight at the Mourmelon Camp located southeast of Reims, Marne. Following a flight from Courtrai-Wevelgem, he was accompanied by a passenger and performing manoeuvre in the vicinity of the terrain when he collided with a private Fokker D.VII registered OO-AMI. The undercarriage of the Fokker hit the windshield of the Avro and both aircraft dove into the ground. All three occupants in both aircraft were injured, Marc Henry seriously. Both aircraft were destroyed. It appears that the pilot of the Fokker was performing aerobatic manoeuvre and was ending a looping when the collision occurred.