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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 26196
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Type:Lockheed Vega 5 Special
Owner/operator:Ruth Nicols
Registration: NR496M
MSN: 619
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Saint John's, NFD -   Canada
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Crashed on landing. Female pilot Ruth Nichols (30) injured. Atlantic record flight Europe-USA.

**Note: catches fire while taxiing for take-off at Louisville, KY and badly damaged 26 October 1931, Ruth Nicols escaped unhurt.

*airplane finally dbr 4.11.32 Floyd Bennett Field, NY.


Jenaer Volksblatt 25 June 1931
**Brownsville Herald 26 October 1931, p1

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

3 Nov 1932 NR496M Crosley Radio Corporation 0 Floyd Bennett Field, New York, NY w/o


Photo of NR496M courtesy

Jersey City (closed)
26 August 1931; (c) Photo Archive

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
24-Apr-2020 16:55 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
19-Mar-2021 18:30 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
20-Mar-2021 15:27 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]
20-Mar-2021 15:28 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]

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