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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 112253
Last updated: 29 October 2019
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Date:02-JAN-1941
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic T6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American BC-1
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
Registration: 38-387
C/n / msn: NA36-627
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Laredo, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Brooks Field TX
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed after loss of control. Plane was banking when it fell from an altitude of 600 feet, crashing on the grounds of the Casa Blanca Country Club. Both aboard, Captain Eugene Conrad Tips of Seguin TX and Sergeant Hector Ettore Chessi (6085161), were killed. Aircraft was assigned to 65th School Squadron, Tips was from 69th School Squadron and Chessi from 65th.

Sources:

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/db.asp
Denton Record-Chronicle, 02 January 1941
U.S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Jan-2018 17:27 Dave W Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
31-Mar-2018 12:14 A.J. Scholten Updated [Cn]

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