Incident Wright Model R Baby Grand -, 29 Oct 1910
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Date:29-OCT-1910
Time:
Type:Wright Model R Baby Grand
Owner/operator:Walter Brookins
Registration: -
MSN: -
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Belmont Park racetrack in 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:
Walter Brookins was competing in the second Gordon Bennett Trophy aeroplane race at Belmont Park racetrack in New York, flying the new Wright Model R Baby Grand on 29th October, when the engine failed. During the subsequent crash the aircraft was written off and Walter Brookins was slightly injured.

Sources:

https://www.americanheritage.com/birdmen-belmont-park#1
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Bennett_Trophy_(aeroplanes)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wright_Model_R
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Brookins


Revision history:

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18-Nov-2021 18:00 Peter Clarke Added

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