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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 160718
Last updated: 27 July 2019
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Date:17-OCT-1955
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 35 Bonanza
Owner/operator:Joel W. Thorne
Registration: N....
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hollywood, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Lockheed air terminal
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Plunged out of the overcast into a house less than 12 minutes after take-off. Three on ground killed and others seriously injured. Pilot Joel W. Thorne (former Indianapolis 500 and Formula 1 driver).

Sources:

http://archiviostorico.unita.it/cgi-bin/highlightPdf.cgi?t=ebook&file=/archivio/uni_1955_10/19551019_0008.pdf
Saskatoon Star-Phoenix 18 October 1955, p1/19 October 1955, p14


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Sep-2013 15:36 TB Added
20-Sep-2013 15:53 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Nature]
20-Jan-2018 15:44 TB Updated [Date, Time, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Jul-2019 07:15 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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