JOHAN VISSCHEDIJK COLLECTION
No. 7327. SFCA-Lignel 44H (F-BAIC c/n 01) "Adémai"
Photographed at Ypenburg, near The Hague, the Netherlands, May 27, 1954, source unknown

SFCA-Lignel 44H

01/31/2008. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "Due to its very large span tail-plane, the all-metal two-seat Lignel 44H was called a double monoplane. The SFCA-Lignel (Société Française de Constructions Aéronautiques-Lignel) constructed only a prototype and powered by a 74 hp Régnier 4D-2 engine, it flew for the first time on December 21, 1946.

On May 27, 1954, it was flown by Louis Clément, mayor of Adainville, Yvelines, France from the Paris sport airfield Tousus-le-Noble to the ILSY air show at Ypenburg.

On the return flight on May 31, a stop was made at St.Denijs-Westrem, near Gent, Belgium. The mayor took Mr. Missiaen, a local resident, for a ride. Soon after takeoff a part of the left wing snapped off and the aircraft went out of control. The pilot was thrown out of the aircraft and fell to his death, while the passenger was killed in the following crash and post-crash fire.



Created January 31, 2008