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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 267796
Last updated: 16 October 2021
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Date:14-MAR-1940
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic J3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper J-3L
Owner/operator:Standard Flying School
Registration: NC23160
MSN: 2946
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Upper Bay, NJ south of the Statue of Liberty. -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Floyd Bennett Field, NY
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Passenger attacked the pilot with a pair of pliers while on a sightseeing flight over New York, the pilot managed to knock the attacker unconscious but lost control of the aircraft and crashed into the waters of Upper Bay. The pilot was rescued by a tug boat and the attacker drowned.

Sources:

http://www.manchesterhistory.org/News/Manchester%20Evening%20Hearld_1940-03-15.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Sep-2021 09:40 Cobar Added
17-Sep-2021 09:41 Cobar Updated [Country]
17-Sep-2021 09:48 Cobar Updated [Location]

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