Incident Santos-Dumont No.14bis , Monday 12 November 1906
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Date:Monday 12 November 1906
Type:Santos-Dumont No.14bis
Owner/operator:Alberto Santos-Dumont
MSN: 14-bis
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Bagatelle, Paris 75 -   France
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Plaine de Jeux de Bagatelle
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Pilot: Alberto Santos-Dumont.
First flight of the 14-bis airplane.
First flight to be publicly witnessed by a crowd.
First machine self-propelled to flight
The aircraft landed in a nose-up attitude, breaking the propeller in his third flight.
- Brazilien Alberto Santos-Dumont performed the first powered flight in Europe with his unortodox Type 14bis, lacked of lateral control, only able to hop a distance in the air (60m 23th October 1906). This day, after several jumps, the machine covered 220m.


Wikipedia and historical data.
- VOLAR El Mundo de la Aviación EGC Ediciones 1982 Vol V Pag 873

Revision history:

08-Mar-2008 10:06 Bleiente Added
15-Jan-2018 14:13 TMApoa Updated [Date, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
15-Jan-2018 14:15 harro Updated [Date, Damage, Narrative]
17-Jan-2018 15:15 Brzhist Updated [Date, Cn, Destination airport, Narrative]

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