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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 120757
Last updated: 4 December 2019
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Date:01-AUG-1943
Time:
Type:Waco CG-4A
Owner/operator:71st TCC, USAAF
Registration: 42-78839
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lambert Field, MO -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed following structural failure.
Action code : KCRSF = Killed, CRash, Structural Failure.

The glider's right wing disintegrated after release from the towing-plane on a demonstration flight watched by thousands of spectators.

Pilot Captain Milton C. Klugh, co-pilot Pfc J.M. Davis, and their VIP passengers all died.
R.I.P.

Sources:

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/db.asp
http://stltoday.mycapture.com/mycapture/folder.asp?event=807474&CategoryID=23105


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Jan-2013 14:06 angels one five Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Narrative]
25-Jan-2013 14:31 angels one five Updated [Operator, Nature, Source, Narrative]
26-Jan-2013 02:18 angels one five Updated [Source]

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