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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173076
Last updated: 27 August 2019
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Date:20-MAY-1908
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic BALL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
250 Cubic Metre Balloon
Owner/operator:Exťrcito Brasileiro
Registration: unreg.
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Serra do Barata, RJ -   Brazil
Phase: Take off
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:Serra do Barata, in Realengo, Guanabara State, Rio De Janeiro
Destination airport:
Narrative:
In Serra do Barata, in Realengo, Guanabara State, on May 20, 1908, First Lieutenant Juventino Guimar„es da Fonseca died, performing the first demonstration with a 250-cubic-meter balloon, purchased for the Brazilian Army. The wind caused a premature launch to 3000'. The sudden stop at the end of the cable, caused the foot ropes to fail at the load ring. Pilot remained in the basket until impact, and died of his injuries. He was the first fatal victim of the Brazilian Aeronautics.

Sources:

1. http://www.desastresaereos.net/acidentes_brasil_I_1908-1929.htm
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guanabara_(state)
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_military_aircraft_before_1925#1861
4. https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1910/07/14/105083287.pdf
5. http://www.ballooninghistory.com/whoswho/who'swho-f.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Jan-2015 08:05 junior sjc Added
22-Mar-2015 07:00 junior sjc Updated [Location]
01-Jan-2016 17:48 junior sjc Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
28-Oct-2016 15:03 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Narrative]
15-Nov-2018 23:09 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Nov-2018 23:55 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
22-Jul-2019 14:52 TB Updated [Location]
22-Jul-2019 14:53 TB Updated [Registration]

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