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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 269832
Last updated: 24 November 2021
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Date:23-NOV-2021
Time:c. 17:30
Type:Aeronca Champ*
Owner/operator:
Registration:
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Smith Field Airport (SMD/KSMD), Fort Wayne, IN -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
An apparently thirsty airplane sustained substantial damage subsequent to impact with a light standard base near the fuel island at Smith Field Airport (SMD/KSMD), Fort Wayne, Indiana.
There were no reported injuries.

*It is not confirmed that the aircraft is a Champ, however it is confirmed it's an Aeronca.

Sources:

https://www.fortwaynesnbc.com/2021/11/23/no-injuries-reported-after-plane-crash-smith-field-airport/
https://www.journalgazette.net/news/local/police-fire/20211123/plane-damaged-in-smith-field-accident


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Nov-2021 00:22 Geno Added
24-Nov-2021 08:34 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
24-Nov-2021 09:48 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]

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