Accident Stinson R-2 NC12178,
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Date:Tuesday 26 January 1932
Type:Stinson R-2
Owner/operator:Stinson Aircraft Corporation
Registration: NC12178
MSN: 8500
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Jackson Park, Chicago, IL -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:South Bend IN
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
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.


Revision history:

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]
13-May-2021 16:18 Cobar Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Departure airport, Source]
10-Dec-2021 10:48 Cobar Updated [Date]

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