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Old 20th Dec 2013, 21:19
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Accident à Bordeaux

Information d'un accident à Lugon-et-l'Île-du-Carnay ,

Crash d'un hélicoptère en Gironde : les quatre passagers portés disparus - SudOuest.fr
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Old 20th Dec 2013, 22:01
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Sad news. RIP.
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Old 20th Dec 2013, 22:25
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Here is more:
Police search for survivors as helicopter carrying chateau owners crashes into Gironde | decanter.com
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Old 21st Dec 2013, 04:46
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Daily Mail English language article here



In a separate incident a helicopter belonging to Helisud was fire-bombed with Molotov cocktails while parked on private property at Porto Vecchio in Corsica. Thankfully no one was injured.

Un hélicoptère détruit par un incendie volontaire | La Provence
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Old 21st Dec 2013, 08:44
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How tragic. R44 I think.
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Billionaire in an R44?

Usually their personal insurance won't allow it.
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Old 21st Dec 2013, 10:35
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Very sad - but somewhere a notaire is rubbing his/her hands with the prospect of the fees for unravelling the legal consequences - me cynical about (French) lawyers - never.
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Old 21st Dec 2013, 13:53
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Very sad - but somewhere a notaire is rubbing his/her hands with the prospect of the fees for unravelling the legal consequences - me cynical about (French) lawyers - never.
What an unpleasant comment. I should think their notaire or advocat is beside himself with shock at the moment given the deal was signed the day before.
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Old 21st Dec 2013, 14:29
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Have you seen what notaires charge here - and I had already commented that the event itself was very sad, as it is.
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Old 21st Dec 2013, 14:33
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Quote - Very sad - but somewhere a notaire is rubbing his/her hands with the prospect of the fees for unravelling the legal consequences - me cynical about (French) lawyers - never.

Very true. In this matter french notaires and lawyers are light years behind their anglo saxon counterparts.

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Old 21st Dec 2013, 15:16
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Local news coverage here:

Crash en Gironde : l'hélicoptère localisé dans la Dordogne avec le corps de l'enfant à l'intérieur - SudOuest.fr

According to some sources a previous owner of the estate also lost his life in a helicopter accident.

Sadly I have to agree with Wander's and ATN comments about notaires in France, they have a different role to their counterparts elsewhere - they act as more of a Tax Collector than an advisor vs. their UK counterparts and their scale of charges is absolutely eyewatering.
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Old 21st Dec 2013, 15:35
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Which helicopter?

Many news on Tv, radios, newspapers but the type of the involved helicopter is not reported.
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Old 21st Dec 2013, 16:23
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A fine wine blogger did a story on the owner of this vineyard in 2010 (same person who was reportedly flying the accident helicopter). In his blog, the owner gave the blogger a tour of this estate in his helicopter. At the time, the blogger published a photo of the helicopter....a yellow R44.


Don't know if it's the same helicopter today.


I'll try to find a link to the story...
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Chinese billionaire killed in helicopter crash as he tours newly-acquired French vineyard - Telegraph
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Old 21st Dec 2013, 17:10
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Mr McFarlane,

The BBC reckons that the former owner was flying the new owner around the site, with his son, while the new owner's wife waited behind saying she "was frightened of helicopters. If there were three on board and four were offered a ride, then it has to be an R44?
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Plus an interpreter on board when it crashed; so four up.

But, I suspect it was the aforementioned R44 and the interpreter went after the wife declined the offer...

Fly safe, Sam.
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Old 21st Dec 2013, 18:00
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Je crois que ce la est l'helicoptere de Monsieur Grégoire ,



F-GOBA ?
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Old 21st Dec 2013, 20:51
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R44
Reg : F-GPJG
Operator : Heli-Cognac
Owner : James Gregoire
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Old 21st Dec 2013, 21:00
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au oui
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Old 21st Dec 2013, 21:56
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RIP to all these very unlucky people.
I may be wrong but since the sale will not complete unless the heirs of both parties want (and I doubt they will), notary will not receive the big commission and will have to work instead on the relatively simpler inheritance matter.
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