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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 237611
Last updated: 3 July 2020
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Date:04-JUL-1913
Time:
Type:Curtiss Pusher Model D
Owner/operator:Glenn L. Martin Company
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Petaluma, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Kenilworth Park landing site
Narrative:
Glenn L. Martin Company was contracted to take part in 4th of July flying exhibition in Petaluma. Company's chief pilot Grover Bell died in a crash when trying to avoid a band of horses romping in the Kenilworth Park landing site.
Grover Bell was elder brother of Lawrence Dale Bell, the founder of Bell Aircraft Corporation.

Sources:

http://www.earlyaviators.com/ebellgro.htm
A. J. Pelletier, Bell Aircraft since 1935, Naval Institute Press 1992, p. 9.


Revision history:

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03-Jul-2020 08:14 nempobur Added

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