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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 146422
Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Date:27-JUL-1961
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic g91 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fiat G.91R-1
Owner/operator:Fiat Aviazione S.p.A.
Registration: MM6286
MSN: .0052
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Fort Rucker AAF, AL -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Fort Rucker, AL
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed whilst with US Army as '0052', testing cannons. The aircraft stalled abruptly during short take-off assisted with JATO rockets, killing testpilot Capt Riccardo Bignamini (40). One of the rockets failed to fire.

Sources:

La Stampa 29 July 1961, p5
Scramble


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Jun-2012 10:18 TB Added
21-Jun-2012 10:20 TB Updated [Source]
23-May-2013 15:37 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
23-Jul-2014 19:14 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]
07-Mar-2015 15:50 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
02-Apr-2017 16:59 j155 Updated [Date]
08-Jan-2020 21:15 TB Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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