Accident Homebuilt Biplane , Tuesday 15 July 1913
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Date:Tuesday 15 July 1913
Time:18:15
Type:Homebuilt Biplane
Owner/operator:Thaddeus Kerns
Registration:
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Chico, California, -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Chico, CA
Destination airport:Chico
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
At the height of eighty feet, the lower wing spar of the airplane broke in two, causing the plane to sag and the propeller to ripping through the canvas, making the plane dive straight down into a grain field, killing the pilot Thaddeus Kerns

Sources:

De Volksvriend
24-07-1913

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Mar-2020 11:52 Cobar Added
24-Jul-2023 18:21 Nepa Updated

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