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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153081
Last updated: 24 April 2019
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Date:23-JAN-1954
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic C180 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 180
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: VP-KLI
C/n / msn: 30517
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Murchison Falls -   Uganda
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Nairobi, Kenya
Destination airport:Masindi
Narrative:
The writer Hemingway, his wife, and the pilot, crashed after the plane encountered a flock of birds. Without any means of communicating, they consoled themselves in the jungle with a bottle of whisky. The next day, they were rescued.

Sources:

https://www.jfklibrary.org/Asset-Viewer/OEqLUc_yNk2R_Zld7-XUqQ.aspx
http://stoweinnkeeper.blogspot.nl/2012/03/reports-of-end-of-ski-season-have-been.html
https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/books/99/07/04/specials/hemingway-safe.html
Kenya aircraft register
https://docplayer.net/21112103-Kenya-g-ebir-vp-kaa-g-ebut-g-ebut-vh-uto-g-aaji-g-abaj-vp-kbz-g-aald-k23-south-africa-g-aaso-g-aazs-g-abnv-g-adez-d-1298-tanganyika-g-afkv-g-aajv.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Feb-2013 05:48 gerard57 Added
02-Jan-2015 13:44 gerard57 Updated [Date, Registration, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage]
01-Dec-2018 13:41 Cobar Updated [Registration, Cn, Source]

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