Incident Cessna 180 VP-KLI,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153081
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Date:Saturday 23 January 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic C180 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 180
Registration: VP-KLI
MSN: 30517
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Murchison Falls -   Uganda
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Nairobi, Kenya
Destination airport:Masindi
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The writer Ernest Hemingway, his wife Mary, and the pilot, crashed after the plane encountered a flock of birds and apparently hit a disused phone line. Without any means of communicating, they consoled themselves in the jungle with a bottle of whisky. The next day, they were rescued, but the rescue aircraft crashed on takeoff! All on board survived.



Revision history:

06-Feb-2013 05:48 gerard57 Added
02-Jan-2015 13:44 gerard57 Updated [Date, Registration, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage]
01-Dec-2018 13:41 Cobar Updated [Registration, Cn, Source]
08-Apr-2022 09:10 Ron Averes Updated [Source, Damage, Narrative]

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