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CL415 dings a barge

Old 29th Aug 2017, 18:19
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CL415 dings a barge



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Old 4th Sep 2017, 18:10
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Oops. Looks like the no 2 was on the wrong side for that pass! So no 1 needed to give him more room, or a greater stagger needed to allow the second aircraft to scoop safely?
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Not sure if that is classed as an "Accident" or a "Close call" !!
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Old 7th Sep 2017, 13:06
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Bit more than a close call, it lost the left wingtip float!

Worse things happen at sea...
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Brown Denim moment

French TV report with more images

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iwNGiGEC4o
27/08/2017 Canadair CL-415 / F-ZBFN / Plane accident / Rhône river, port of Vallabregues, France


Page has other links including
https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=199266


Apparently a formation take off resulting in one of the aircraft striking and dis-masting a barge that was tied up to a dock. There were people on the shore nearby. The river Rhone seems to be up to 200 meters wide in that area but not very straight. Formation take off perhaps unwise?

"The wing of the Fire-fighting plane is damaged, it will be unavailable for several weeks"



No injuries.

Very, very close to disaster.

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