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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 82757
Last updated: 6 November 2019
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Date:19-OCT-1911
Time:Day
Type:Curtiss Pusher
Owner/operator:Mr Eugene Ely
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Macon, Georgia -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:Macon
Destination airport:Macon
Narrative:
The Curtiss biplane crashed at an air display when it failed to recover from a dive in time and struck the ground.
The pilot, Eugene Ely, was able to exit the wrecked aircraft on his own but had sustained a broken neck and died within minutes.
Eugene Ely had made history in November 1910 when he made the first ever take off of an aeroplane from the deck of a ship.
He flew his plane from an improvised flight deck mounted on the cruiser USS Birmingham in Chesapeake Bay.

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Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Nov-2010 00:49 angels one five Added
23-Feb-2015 22:33 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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