SV-4B crashes in Belgium

SV-4B planes lined up at Goetsenhoven - military airfield during the fifties

 

Date Plane Unity Place Country Pilote Remarks
16/05/1950 V15 EPE Schaffen B Capt Andre Collision with Spitfire Mk XIV SG 13
 
Capt Vanlerberghe
14/06/1951 V14 EPE Gossoncourt B Verhulst Crash à l'atterrissage. Vent de travers
20/07/1951 V25 EPE Marke B Cpl Pauwelijn + Collision with electricity cable
19/09/1951 V32 EPE Zeebrugge B Maurissen Crash in sea

22/04/1952

V3 E. de Ch. Nijvel B Cpl Blois Touched the groud with wingtip and overhead
26/04/1953 V1 EPE Koksijde B Sgt Linsmeau + Stall
 
El. pilote Hensen

24/07/1953

V37 EPE Gossoncourt B Seghers Overhead at landing

4/08/1953

V7 E. de Ch. Raversijde B Liedekerke Low altitude acro
 
Barette

28/11/1953

V10

EPE

Bothey

B

Dewez

Engine problem

17/05/1956

V57

EPE

Neerheylissem

B

?

Engine problem

9/07/1956

V12

EPE

Gossoncourt

B

Sokoloff

Forced landing caused by bad weather

25/07/1956

V58

EPE

Autgaarden

B

?

Engine problems and forced landing

23/03/1957

V56

EPE

Gossoncourt

B

?

Loss of speed while landing

21/05/1957

V31

EPE

Gossoncourt

B

Hendrix

Wingtip touched the groud at landing

9/09/1957

V60

EPE

Gossoncourt

B

?

Overhead at landing (cause strong wind)

17/09/1957

V50

EPE

?

?

?

Different problems

16/02/1959

V35

EPE

Gossoncourt

B

Helderweirt

Forced landing, magneto problems

20/03/1959

V63

EPE

Gossoncourt

B

Adj Janssens

Engine stop while acro

18/04/1959

V34

1 Wing

Beauvechain

B

SLt Aigret +

Touched the groud while acro

7/07/1959

V44

EPE

Zwartberg

B

Vrancken

Control loss while acro

15/09/1959

V17

EPE

Gossoncourt

B

Sgt Hayt

Overhead at landing

5/11/1959

V13

EPE

Taviers

B

Sgt Verstraeten

Crash on garage during fly past

24/04/1960

V53

7 Wing

Cambrai 

F

Braken

Loss of power at take off

26/05/1960

V42

?

Wevelgem

B

Sgt Bal

Loss of speed at landing

21/02/1963

V65

EPE

Gossoncourt

B

Adj Lambermont

Touched ground at low altitude passing

26/06/1964

V9

EPE

Gossoncourt

B

Adj Haway

Touche ground at inverse low altitude passing

26/08/1964

V24

EPE

Moret-Episy

B

Sgt Trahin +

Crash at landing

15/05/1965

V51

EPE

Bauffe

B

Naus

Crash at landing

24/05/1965

V59

EPE

Hakenover

B

Sgt Laboureur

Crash at landing

4/08/1966

V11

EPE

Gossoncourt

B

Lt Parisis

Crash at landing

10/08/1967

V29 EPE Faulx-Les-Tombes B Adjt Auspert

M. Mandl

Forced landing after losing prop - crew unhurt

29/08/1967

V40

EPE

Bardonnecchia 

I

Adj Degeyter

Loss of power during forced landing

6/09/1967

V8

EPE

Gossoncourt

B

Auspert

Crash at landing

 

Verhaeren

20/04/1968

V45

EPE

Oostmalle

B

1SM Geeninckx

Crash at take off

14/10/1968

V39

EPE

Overshespen

B

Sgt de Meerleer +

Stall

29/05/1969

V26

EPE

Gossoncourt

B

?

Overhead at landing

11/07/1970

V19

EPE

Koksijde

B

Cdt Lechat +

Stall

 

Adj Piret +

3/08/1971

V46

EPE

Oostmalle

B

Lt Mullenders

Touched ground with wingtip at landing

5/04/1975

V6 Cadets de l'Air Oostmalle B Maj. Avi de Réserve E. Nève de Mevergnies Problem with towing cable during landing

 

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Database, history and gallery of the 65 airplanes that were used by the Belgian Air Force, and the still flying planes.
Acro Team "Les Manchots" , the SV planes they used, and the aces. Article of Dominique Hanson.
Crash report of the accident with SV-4b V43 in Twente (Netherland) in 1986 - Crash report of the accident with SV-4B V53 at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome New York (USA) in 2001- SV-4B crashes in Belgium database of all Belgian SV-4B crashes
SV-4B with Blackburn Cirrus engine article of L. Wittemans.
Other types of SV airplanes and the LINK trainer , the other types of SV airplanes build bij Stampe Vertongen and an article about the LINK trainer, the first generation of flight simulators.
SV-4B OO-ATD and Divoy and Donnet, flight to freedom of Leon Divoy and Michel Donnet and SV-4B OO-ATD - SV-4B OO-ACB van Verbraeck en Reuter and their flight from France to Portugal in 1940
SV-4B V2 trip to Kamina (Congo) , in 1950 military pilot Manu Geerts had to deliver SV-4B V2 in Congo, Kamina. A trip of 10.578km, and 66 hrs flying time, article of R. Decobeck.
SV-4B in WWII in Africa , at the beginning of WWII 24 planes of the earlier SV-4B version airplanes, were transferred to Congo, at that time a Belgian Colony. This version had no closed canopy. An article of L. Wittemans.
Belgian Air Cadets , they used for several years the last military SV-4B airplanes.
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