Incident Moisant Monoplane 29, 14 Aug 1911
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Date:14-AUG-1911
Time:
Type:Moisant Monoplane
Owner/operator:Rene Simon
Registration: 29
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lake Michigan off Grant Park Chicago IL -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:Grant Park
Destination airport:Grant Park
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Came in to low and crashed into Lake Michigan, the pilot Rene Simon was rescued by Hugh Robinson in a Curtiss Hydroplane, making it the first airplane rescue at sea by another airplane. Participant in the 1911 Chicago International Aviation Meet (August 12 to August 20, 1911)

Sources:

https://chicagology.com/transportation/1911aviation/
https://www.gettyimages.be/detail/nieuwsfoto's/rene-simons-monoplane-in-lake-near-view-of-men-pulling-a-nieuwsfotos/138142386


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Mar-2020 12:38 Cobar Added
15-Mar-2020 12:44 Cobar Updated [Source]

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