The pilot was Frederick Gillardt, Academic Director of the National Education Service in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.

Withdrawal of events

A passenger plane, a Jodel D140 “Mousquetaire”, crashed before catching fire, this Saturday, May 21, in the Beledon Massif in the city of Adrets (Isère).

Five passengers died in the accident. The bodies have been burnt.

Among the dead were two children, aged 11 and 14, with their grandmother. The pilot was Frederick Gillardt.


The wreckage of the plane was evacuated this Sunday evening at Les Adres. Photo by Le DL / Benoit LAGNEUX

7:20 pm : The wreckage has been emptied

The wreckage of the plane was evacuated this Sunday evening at Les Adres.

6:20 pm: The Minister of Education, Pap Andyaye, has responded to the death of Frederick Gillardt

The Minister extends his sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of Frederick Gillardot, Academic Director of the National Education Service in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, as well as to the family, loved ones and the educational team of the two.

The Minister paid tribute to the commitment made by Mr. Gillard throughout his career, characterized by great qualities of hearing, conversation and clarity, which enabled him to establish constructive and cordial relations in various positions.

Bernard Bainer, Rector of the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur Academic Region, will visit the Department of Departmental Services for National Education in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence on Monday to assist staff.

A listening and psychological support cell will be set up on Monday for the entire education community at the two schools where accident victims attend.

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5 p.m. : The mayor of Versailles has expressed his solidarity

Le Dauphine Liber, who contacted Versailles Mayor Christophe Suzillo, said he had called airport and flying club officials this morning. Now abroad, he has expressed his “solidarity, (his) respect for the victims of the accident. The accident happened in Beledon. Experts will tell what happened.”

2 pm: The pilot was Frederick Gillardt

The pilot killed in the crash was Frederick Gillardt, academic director of the National Education Service in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. Earlier, he was in the same position in Savvy.

Who was Frederick Gillardt?

The 66-year-old officer, a pilot, assigned to March 04, 2019, was a member of the Versailles Aerodrome.

He was a member of the French Bobsleigh team from 1982 to 1986 and was the Deputy National Technical Director of the French Ice Sports Federation from 1989 to 1993.

Frederick Gillardt has studied the sciences and techniques (staps) of physical and sporting activity in Saint-Martin-d’Heres (38), while Judo and Bobsleigh have achieved results at the national level. He was then the director of Fox d’Alos Resort (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence), a sports teacher at Reims. Then national Bobsley coach from 1989 to 1993. In 1993, he became the assistant principal of Roussillon High School (Isère), then the principal of Chalon-sur-Saône High School until 2000. He then held the same position in the school complex. Eaux claires in Grenoble until 2006. He then held the first post of inspector of the academy at Bouches-du-Rhône before joining Cantal. In July 2009, he became the Technical Adviser to the Minister of National Education, Luke Chattel. He then took over as head of the Academy de Savoie.

10:20 a.m. : Who are the victims?

“There was a 66-year-old pilot and his 57-year-old friend. The latter offered to go on the flight with one of his friends and the next, the 63-year-old, brought his 11-year-old grandchildren with him. Old cousin

All of the dead lived in and around Grenoble. The bodies were taken out of the plane last night and are currently at the funeral home awaiting an autopsy scheduled for this afternoon, “said Grenoble Public Prosecutor Eric Violant.

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Captain Lionel Lelex, Melanie Gendarmery Company Second Command. “We can’t talk about a first flight, we can talk about a short organized trip.”

Photo The DL / Benoit Lagniux

Photo The DL / Benoit Lagniux

10 a.m .: Versoud aerodrome not willing to communicate

On the Versoud Aerodrome site, no one wants to communicate with Aeroclub du Dauphiné.

Outside, one person said, “The pain we feel after this accident. I saw the pilot in the morning, we were all very impressed.”

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