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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 174644
Last updated: 2 February 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3
Owner/operator:Pan American World Airways
Registration: N....
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:New York-Idlewild (JFK), NY -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Mechanic Alan Adler took of without permission and crashed into the ground from 50 meters altitude, between runway and East River. He was killed and the DC-3 bi-motor, equipped with special instruments for pilot training, was reported destroyed. Suicide plans found.

New York Times 20-22 January 1957
Correio da Manhã 23 January 1957, p9
San Bernardino Sun 21 January 1957, p3

Revision history:

18-Mar-2015 08:53 TB Added
20-Mar-2015 18:41 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]
02-Nov-2015 16:01 TB Updated [Source]
25-Nov-2017 17:53 TB Updated [Source]
26-Nov-2017 15:10 TB Updated [Damage]

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