An Agusta A109 crashed off the coast of Brittany on 31 October killing French celebrity baker and helicopter operator campaigner Lionel Poilane and his wife. Poilane, at the controls, took off from Issy-les-Moulineaux outside Paris, dropped off three passengers en route, and was approaching the islet in darkness and thick fog just before 19.00. Investigators say Poilane appeared to have been looking for the landing pad when a wave caught the aircraft.

Source: Flight International