Accident Curtiss Biplane , 01 Sep 1911
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 234011
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Type:Curtiss Biplane
Owner/operator:Curtiss Company
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Norton, KS -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Norton
Destination airport:Norton
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Frisbie had damaged his plane the day before the accident so the next day decided not fly, the crowd at the fair started to jeer him, calling him a faker, so he went up against his better judgement. On the first turn he lost control hit a barn and crashed, killing the Irish pilot John J Frisbie.


Provinciale Geldersche en Nijmeegsche courant

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14-Mar-2020 22:38 Cobar Added

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