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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 59936
Last updated: 9 October 2019
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Date:16-APR-1927
Time:day
Type:Fokker/Atlantic F.VIIb/3m
Owner/operator:Richard E. Byrd
Registration: NX206
C/n / msn: 3/703 (C-2)
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Hasborough, NJ -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Hasborough, NJ
Destination airport:local
Narrative:
Commander Richard E. Byrd was testing his Fokker trimotor, named 'America', in preparation for an attempt to win the Orteig Prize by flying non-stop from New York to Paris.
In a hard landing the Fokker nosed over and finished up on its back.
Commander Byrd, co-pilot Floyd Bennett and George O. Noville received serious injuries.
Anthony Fokker who was on board escaped uninjured.
Before Byrd was able to try again Charles Lindbergh had won the prize in the 'Spirit of St Louis'.

Sources:

1. http://www.suite101.de/content/richard-e-byrd-vorbereitungen-fuer-den-nordatlantik-flug-1927-a104938
2. http://www.check-six.com/Crash_Sites/America-NX206.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-May-2009 00:29 angels one five Added
13-May-2009 01:06 angels one five Updated
30-Mar-2011 06:03 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Mar-2011 06:07 TB Updated [Narrative]
30-Mar-2011 16:12 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn]
28-Dec-2011 01:37 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
08-Mar-2012 07:52 TB Updated [Narrative]

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