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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 83555
Last updated: 24 January 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 299 Flying Fortress
Owner/operator:Boeing Aircraft
Registration: NX13372
C/n / msn: 1963
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wright-Patterson AFB, OH -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
Destination airport:
Prototype Boeing Model 299, 'X13372', the future B-17 prototype, crashed on take-off, due to locked control surfaces, killing early military aviator and test pilot Major Ployer Peter Hill.

Other engineers taken to hospital with injuries. Boeing test pilot and observer Les Tower died later. Ogden Air Depot, Utah, was renamed Hill Field, (later Hill Air Force Base), on 1 December 1939. As the prototype was owned by Boeing, it had no USAAC serial.

Folha da Manhã 31 October 1935, p4


Revision history:

20-Dec-2010 13:30 harro Added
21-Mar-2013 15:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
19-May-2015 20:02 TB Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Nov-2019 07:08 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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