On 15 January 1934 at 10pm the "Emeraude" crashed on the heights of Corbigny. A violent snowstorm was the cause of the disaster.
In this plane were ten people including the Governor General of Indochina and Maurice Noguès, a pioneer of aviation. Designed by Air France, it was returning from its inaugural flight between Paris and Saigon.
Built in 1938, the commemorative monument is made up of four columns pointing towards the sky, which recall the dimensions of the three-engine plane, and the sloping stele, its wingspan. On the stele, ten medallions recall the names of each of the ten victims.
On the crash memorial site, a signpost will tell you step by step the tragic story of this flight.
From this site, you will have a view of the town and the Morvan Regional Park. An orientation table allows you to locate the surrounding towns and even indicates the direction of Saigon.