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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 224422
Last updated: 15 September 2021
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Date:07-OCT-1903
Time:
Type:Aerodrome
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: -
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Potomac River, DC -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Test
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The Aerodrome, a powered aircraft developed by Samuel Langley, crashed into the Potomac River after the wing clipped part of the catapult, leading to a plunge into the river.

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Pierpont_Langley

Media:

Samuel Pierpont Langley - Potomac experiment 1903.jpeg
Public Domain, Link


Revision history:

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27-Apr-2019 18:40 harro Added

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