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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 106010
Last updated: 28 April 2019
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Date:10-JAN-1940
Time:
Type:Douglas O-46A
Owner/operator:91st Obs Sqn USAAC
Registration: 35-192
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:10 mi east of Fort Lewis, Washington -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Gray Field, Fort Lewis, Washington
Destination airport:Ellensburg
Narrative:
On 10 January 1940, Lt Felix M. Hardison, a 27 years old pilot of 91st Observation Squadron, USAAC, was flying from Gray Field, Fort Lewis, Washington, to Ellensburg when it ran into foggy weather over the Cascade mountains. Ice formed on the wings of his O-46A 35-192 and it went into a spin. Hardison managed to baled out and escaped serious injury. The aircraft crashed 10 miles east of Fort Lewis.

Sources:

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/1940sB4/1940.htm
Statesman Journal from Salem, Oregon, 11 January 1940 (available online at https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/81195555/)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Lewis
http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=47.105833&lon=-122.564444&z=10&m=w


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Nov-2017 12:18 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Nov-2018 18:04 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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