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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 106124
Last updated: 27 October 2019
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Date:30-APR-1924
Time:day
Type:Douglas World Cruiser (DWC-1)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Service (USAAS)
Registration: 23-1229
C/n / msn: 145
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Port Moller, AK -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Survey
Departure airport:Seattle
Destination airport:Seattle
Narrative:
DWC-1, named "Seattle" was one of four US Army Air Service aircraft attempting to make the first air circumnavigation of the world, starting at Seattle and proceeding westward until arriving back in Seattle.

Three of the DWC-1 biplanes completed the epic journey in 171 days.

The fourth aircraft, "Seattle" flown by the leader of the flight, crashed in fog on a mountainside near Port Moller in Alaska. The crew, Major Frederick Martin, pilot, and Staff Sergeant Alva L. Harvey, engineer, were uninjured. After sheltering for two days at the crash site waiting for the weather to improve, the pair made a 10-day trek to civilization.

Alva Harvey served as an officer and pilot in the USAAF in World War II, and rose to the rank of Colonel. He passed away in Arlington, Virginia in 1992.

Sources:

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/db.asp
wikipedia


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Sep-2017 11:05 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]
20-Sep-2017 11:19 TB Updated [Cn]
26-Jul-2019 07:15 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
26-Jul-2019 07:23 angels one five Updated [Destination airport, Narrative]
26-Jul-2019 07:39 angels one five Updated [Narrative]

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