Incident Blériot XI -, 29 Oct 1910
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 269642
 
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Date:29-OCT-1910
Time:
Type:Blériot XI
Owner/operator:Blériot French Team
Registration: -
MSN: -
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Belmont Park racetrack, New York -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Belmont Park racetrack in New York
Destination airport:Belmont Park racetrack in New York
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
The pilot, Alfred Leblanc, Captain of the Blériot French Team was competing in the 1910 Gordon Bennett Trophy being held for the first time in the USA at Belmont Park racetrack in New York.
The aircraft's engine stopped due to fuel shortage half-way round the last lap of the race. During the forced landing the aircraft struck a Telegraph pole and the aircraft was written off in the following crash. Pilot Alfred Leblanc escaped serious injury.

Sources:

https://www.americanheritage.com/birdmen-belmont-park
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Bennett_Trophy_(aeroplanes)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Leblanc
http://www.thefirstairraces.net/pilots/leblanc.php


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Nov-2021 23:59 Peter Clarke Added
07-Feb-2022 15:33 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
19-Jul-2022 14:08 harro Updated [Location]

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