Fifty years ago : crash of two BAF C119

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airazurxtror
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Fifty years ago : crash of two BAF C119

Post by airazurxtror » 11 Dec 2011, 14:30

On 12 december 1961, two BAF C119 took off from Melsbroek, three minutes apart, with Chièvres as first destination.
CP-23 (OT-CBC), captain Jules Gérard, had Solenzara (Corsica) as final destination; CP-25 (OT-CBE), 1st sergeant José De Caigny, was to go on to Liège.
They collided in flight on approach to Chièvres. All 13 members of the crews (8 + 5) were killed.
No fault of the crews, but misunderstanding and errors by ATC and GCA personel.
See : "De Zondag" today page 6
http://makr.roularta.be/3DI/DZ/index.jsp?editie=14011
http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vliegtuigr ... %C3%A8vres

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Re: Fifty years ago : crash of two BAF C119

Post by TerryMulhern » 16 May 2019, 10:57

On 12 december 1961, two BAF C119 took off from Melsbroek, three minutes apart, with Chièvres as first destination.
CP-23 (OT-CBC), captain Jules Gérard, had Solenzara (Corsica) as final destination; CP-25 (OT-CBE), 1st sergeant José De Caigny, was to go on to Liège.
They collided in flight on approach to Chièvres. All 13 members of the crews (8 + 5) were killed.
No fault of the crews, but misunderstanding and errors by ATC and GCA personel.
See : "De Zondag" today page 6
http://makr.roularta.be/3DI/DZ/index.jsp?editie=14011
http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vliegtuigramp_bij_chièvres/writemyessay
I contacted David Steiner (he spent 484 hours in C-119s). His C-119 Missions are described on his blog. And in case someone is interested, his columns are published in the Allenspark Wind.
Sorry for bumping.

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