November 11, 1924 in the sky: The tribute ceremony at Garros goes wrong

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History of aviation – November 11, 1924. The Reunion pilot Roland Garros is in the spotlight on this day: he died while leading an aerial combat during the First World War on October 5, 1918, his memory is saluted on November 11, 1924, on the occasion of the inauguration of a monument intended for him. Unfortunately, as part of this event, aviator Georges Madon, ace of the First World War, will have a terrible accident, while he was performing an exhibition in the sky.

It was around 10 a.m. on November 11, 1924, when Georges Madon crashed. An accident which will take place in Bizerte and which will cost the life of the pilot who claimed 41 victories in aerial combats during the First World War. Thus, he will crash not far from the monument for Roland Garros.

A tragedy whose cause is probably an engine failure. Victim of this malfunction, he apparently fell while flying at low altitude. For other people, the reason is completely different: his death would be the consequence of a failed loop…

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