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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 237650
Last updated: 25 September 2020
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Date:03-JUL-2020
Time:09:45
Type:Sopwith 1 Strutter
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N5539
C/n / msn: N5539
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Van Alstyne, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft, an accurate reproduction of a WWI Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter suffered substantial damage, when it landed in a corn field near Van Alstyne, Texas. The pilot suffered a broken ankle, the second crewmember walked away unharmed.

Sources:

https://www.kipaero.com/aero-documentation/flying-a-sopwith-strutter/sopwith-flying-characteristics/
https://www.kten.com/story/42323892/pilot-missing-after-plane-crash-near-van-alstyne?fbclid=IwAR1NKmizAHyZQfiQhGwVf5qI_yC9VpQ61KPm7A9OPYxPziehczU8UZdzaiw
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=5539

http://aircraft-in-focus.com/wp-content/gallery/strutter-n5539/IMG_9715-800x.jpg (photo)

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sopwith_1%C2%BD_Strutter



Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jul-2020 19:40 Captain Adam Added
03-Jul-2020 21:23 RobertMB Updated [Time, Source]
25-Sep-2020 06:00 KipAero Updated [Source, Damage, Narrative]

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