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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 69872
Last updated: 6 October 2015
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Time:1400 local
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150
Registration: N6050T
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Meteor Crater, Winslow Arizona -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Wichita Kansas
Destination airport:Los Angeles
Pilot 51 year old CPT John Kidd (19,000 hours, 50 on type), Passenger Gary Chapin, both American Airlines pilots. After refueling at Winslow, attempted to overfly the nearby Meteor Crater. On crossing the rim they could not maintain level flight. Pilot attempted to build up speed by circling in the crater to climb over the rim. During the attempted climb out the aircraft stalled. Both occupants were severely injured. Chapin had broken his back, but he was able to drag the unconscious Kidd from the aircraft, which was consumed by a post crash fire. It is commonly reported that they ran out out of fuel. This is incorrect. x

NTSB report 2-0497, various.

Revision history:

06-Nov-2009 04:32 Saccani Added
18-Jul-2010 07:18 Updated [Narrative]
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