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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 26037
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Type:Lockheed Vega DL-1B
Owner/operator:Braniff Airways
Registration: NC8497
MSN: 154
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Chicago, IL -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Chicago IL
Destination airport:Detroit MI
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Engine quit while taking off. The plane crashed from a height of 700 feet. The pilot tried to return to the airport by banking to the right but did not have sufficient altitude to recover. Pilot (32) and mechanic (24).

The Indianapolis Times 13 July 1931, p1

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
25-Jan-2020 09:13 Sergey L. Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Phase, Source, Damage, Narrative]
19-Mar-2021 18:34 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
20-Mar-2021 15:41 TB Updated [Nature, Source, Narrative]
04-May-2021 12:37 Cobar Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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