Incident Douglas O-46A 35-192,
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Date:Wednesday 10 January 1940
Type:Douglas O-46A
Owner/operator:91st Obs Sqn USAAC
Registration: 35-192
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:10 mi east of Fort Lewis, Washington -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Gray Field, Fort Lewis, Washington
Destination airport:Ellensburg
On 10 January 1940, Lt Felix M. Hardison, a 27 years old pilot of 91st Observation Squadron, USAAC, was flying from Gray Field, Fort Lewis, Washington, to Ellensburg when it ran into foggy weather over the Cascade mountains. Ice formed on the wings of his O-46A 35-192 and it went into a spin. Hardison managed to baled out and escaped serious injury. The aircraft crashed 10 miles east of Fort Lewis.

Statesman Journal from Salem, Oregon, 11 January 1940 (available online at

Revision history:

29-Nov-2017 12:18 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Nov-2018 18:04 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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