ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 138021
Last updated: 25 April 2014
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Date:04-MAY-1928
Time:
Type:Bonney Gull
Owner/operator:Leonard Warden Bonney
Registration: K-1783
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Roosevelt Field, Garden City -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Test
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed from about 100 feet a few seconds after taking off on it's first flight; killing it's designer, Leonard Warden Bonney. An unorthadox aircraft, it featured wings with variable camber, tips that could be swung back 20 degrees, rotated upwards on landing as speedbrakes, and folded back for transportation and storage.

Sources:
Jim Winchester "The World's Worst Aircraft", 2005

http://www.youtube.com/embed/97Udr_1FkiI

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19-Aug-2011 03:29 jhefner Added
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