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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 234030
Last updated: 5 June 2020
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Date:14-AUG-1911
Time:
Type:Baldwin Biplane
Owner/operator:Leo Hammond
Registration: 16
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lake Michigan off Grant Park Chicago IL -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:Grant Park
Destination airport:Grant Park
Narrative:
Lost control and crashed into Lake Michigan from 300 ft, the pilot Leo Hammond dived into the water just before the plane crashed and saved his life. Participant in the 1911 Chicago International Aviation Meet (August 12 to August 20, 1911)

Sources:

https://canadaatwarblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/30/j-a-d-mccurdy-aviation-exploits-post-canadian-aerodrome-co-july-1911-1914/


Revision history:

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