08/31/2010. Remarks by Walter van Tilborg
: "The L 9 was a four-seat homebuilt aircraft design of Émile Lucas and the work on the all-metal design reportedly started in 1988 or 1989. The first aircraft was built by Richard Degageux of Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, France, and first flew in 2001 with one 200hp Lycoming IO-360 engine. By mid-2003 reportedly several L 9s were flying with either a tail wheel or tricycle type undercarriage, both of the retractable type."