ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 1174
Last updated: 25 October 2014
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Date:04-APR-1933
Time:
Type:Goodyear-Zeppelin U.S.S. Akron
Owner/operator:U.S. Navy
Registration: ZRS-4
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 73 / Occupants: 76
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off Barnegat, NJ -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
While beginning a trip to the New England area, Akron encountered a violent storm over the New Jersey coast and, shortly after midnight on 4 April 1933, crashed tail-first into the sea.

Sources:
Naval Historical Center
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=qL4iAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ZLYFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1584,228922&dq=blimp+crash&hl=en
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Akron_(ZRS-4)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Jan-2008 05:42 harro Added
27-Apr-2013 07:27 ryan Updated [Source]
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