A Proteus Airlines Beech 1900D, with 12 passengers and two crew on board, collided in mid-air with a privately owned Cessna 177 Cardinal 10km (5nm) over the sea east of Quiberon, in Brittany, France, on 30 July . There were no survivors.

The Proteus aircraft was on a scheduled domestic flight between Lyon and Lorient, but had diverted from its flightplan to overfly the passenger liner Norway. The Cessna, with only the pilot aboard, had taken off from Vannes and was on a local flight. The accident happened at 3,000ft (900m). Both aircraft sank within seconds of hitting the water.

Source: Flight International