Accident Curtiss A-3B 30-245, Friday 21 August 1931
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Date:Friday 21 August 1931
Type:Curtiss A-3B
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
Registration: 30-245
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Brazos River, near Freeport, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
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Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The aircraft struck a powerline over the Brazos River while on a low altitude navigation mission. Both the pilot and observer were killed. The body of the pilot, LT Edgar C. Walthall, 27, was found in the forward cockpit of the aircraft after it was recovered from the river the morning of the crash. The body of the observer, SGT William I. Smith, was not recovered from the river until later in the afternoon.


Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 22 August 1931 p. 15

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04-Apr-2022 05:44 Anon. Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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