Raymonde de Laroche

Raymonde de Laroche's Death

Born (Birthday) August 22, 1886

Death Date July 18, 1919

Age of Death 32 years

Cause of Death Aviation incident

Place of Death Le Crotoy, France

Profession Pilot

The pilot Raymonde de Laroche died at the age of 32. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Pioneering French aviator who was the first woman in the world to received a pilot’s license.

Her dinner with renowned French aviator Charles Voisin inspired her to become a pilot.

She had a statue erected in her honor at Paris’s Le Bourget Airport.

Personal Life

She had a son.

Like Margaret Ringenberg , she paved the way for future generations of female pilots.

How did Raymonde de Laroche die?

She set two women’s altitude records — one at sixteen thousand feet. Then a test pilot offered her a ride in a new experimental plane. It slipped into a tailspin and crashed. She died outright, and the pilot died on the way to the hospital.