ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 120593
Last updated: 29 July 2014
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Date:07-JUN-1943
Time:2315
Type:Vultee BT-15 Valiant
Owner/operator:318th AAF Flying Training Detachment, USAAF
Registration: 42-41441
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:40 miles west of Sweetwater, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Avenger Field, TX
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Aircraft destroyed in collision with terrain near Avenger Field during night cross-country training. The accident was attributed to spatial disorientation.

Jane Dolores Champlin, Women Airforce Service Pilots, Class 43-4, and her civilian instructor Henry S. Aubrey died in the crash.
R.I.P.

Sources:
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/db.asp
http://www.wingsacrossamerica.us/wasp/38/38.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Mar-2011 03:49 angels one five Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Phase, Nature, Narrative]
10-Mar-2011 03:53 angels one five Updated [Time]
10-Mar-2011 04:46 angels one five Updated [Phase, Source, Narrative]
10-Mar-2011 14:59 angels one five Updated [Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Narrative]
27-Mar-2011 21:34 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Narrative]
28-Apr-2011 22:27 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
05-Sep-2011 09:20 Uli Elch Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Narrative]
08-Sep-2011 05:36 angels one five Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport]
22-Feb-2012 01:06 Nepa Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Narrative]
21-Oct-2013 10:19 angels one five Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Narrative]
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