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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 162887
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Type:Lockheed Vega 5C
Owner/operator:Varney Air Transport
Registration: NC891E
MSN: 73
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rattlesnake Butte, CO -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Pueblo, CO
Destination airport:El Paso, TX
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Plane was on normal route, but flew low over the school house at Rattlesnake Butte at an altitude of 150-200 feet. Plane circled school at an atlitude of 50 feet. While circling in a steep bank the right wing touched the ground and the plane lost control, killing the pilot. The plane was completely destroyed. Probable cause: an accidental collision with the ground while doing low flying in violation of the Air Commerce Regulations.


US Air Commerce Bulletin Oct 15, 1935, Vol VII # 4, Page 93

Revision history:

29-Dec-2013 07:50 retdalamt Added
15-Sep-2016 17:38 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Nature, Narrative]

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