NTSB Identification: NYC04WA148.
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Accident occurred Friday, June 11, 2004 in Reims, France
Aircraft: Piper PA-42, registration:
Injuries: 1 Serious.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On June 11, 2004, at 1210 coordinated universal time, a Piper PA-42, F-GXES, sustained minor damage while in cruise flight near Reims, France. The foreign certificated pilot was seriously injured. Weather conditions were unknown for the flight that departed Besancon, France (LFQM); destined for Valenciennes, France (LFAV).

While in cruise flight at FL 180, the left window departed the airplane. The airplane experienced a rapid decompression, and the pilot completed a successful emergency landing.

This investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of France. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from the:

Bureau Enquêtes-Accidents (BEA)
Bâtiment 153 Aéroport du Bourget
93350 Le Bourget, France

This report is for informational purposes only.

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