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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192499
Last updated: 5 June 2020
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Type:Curtiss Hawk 75 A
Owner/operator:GC I/5 Armée de l'Air
Registration: n° 13
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Malancourt, Meuse -   France
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
On 2 January 1940 the Caporal-chef Wladimir Vasek, a 25 years old Czech pilot serving in the French GC I/5, fainted after a oxygen failure during a patrol at 8000m, and was killed when his Curtiss H-75 n°13 crashed near Malancourt (Meuse).


"Ils étaient là. L’Armée de l’Air septembre 1939 - juin 1940", by Jacqueline and Paul Martin, ISBN 2-9514567-2-7
Carton 2B142 des Archives de l’Armée de l’Air, SHAA (covering French Air Force accidents between 1st December 1939 and 15 January 1940)

Revision history:

02-Jan-2017 20:00 Laurent Rizzotti Added
04-Jan-2017 11:29 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Aircraft type]
24-Dec-2019 16:34 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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