Accident Beechcraft D17S Staggerwing N9450H, Tuesday 5 January 1954
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Date:Tuesday 5 January 1954
Time:c. 18:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Beechcraft D17S Staggerwing
Owner/operator:Springfield Feeder Lines, Inc.
Registration: N9450H
MSN: 6764
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:North Brunswick, NJ -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Bradley Field, Windsor Looks, CT
Destination airport:Byrd Field, Richmont, VA via Trenton, NJ
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Single engined bi-plane on cargo flight missing in icy conditions. Pilot Samuel Zilkin (46). Owner Springfield Daily News under contract with Springfield Feeder Lines, Inc. Last contact with La Guardia Field 17:38. Landing at Trenton refused due to weather. Scattered wreckage was found on a farm field at North Brunswick 12 JAN.

Sources:

The Free Lance-Star 7 January 1954, p1...12 January, p3
Evening Star 7 January 1954, pA3

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Apr-2021 20:42 TB Added
02-Apr-2021 21:40 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]

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