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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 87184
Last updated: 13 July 2019
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Date:25-JAN-1932
Time:day
Type:Stinson SM-1 Detroiter
Owner/operator:Stinson Aircraft Corporation
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Jackson Park, Chicago, IL -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The pioneer US aviator Edward A. Stinson was demonstrating one of his company's SM-1 Detroiter
aircraft on a sales trip.
He was flying over Lake Michigan with passengers aboard when the Stinson's engine failed, and Eddie Stinson lined the 'plane up for a forced landing on the golf course at Jackson Park.
Unfortunately he did not notice a flag pole which sheared off the plane's right wing.
The aircraft crashed and Mr Stinson and 3 of his passengers were injured.
Eddie Stinson died as the result of his injuries.
He was 38 years old and regarded by authorities as the most experienced pilot in America, with over 14,000 flying hours logged.

Sources:

http://earlyaviators.com/estinsed.htm
https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=_atQAAAAIBAJ&sjid=LyIEAAAAIBAJ&dq=air+corps+plane+crash&pg=6756,5189865&hl=en


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jan-2011 01:44 angels one five Added
03-Jan-2011 01:47 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
21-May-2013 02:56 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Narrative]
26-Sep-2013 19:00 harro Updated [Date, Source]
02-Apr-2017 15:46 TB Updated [Time, Location]

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