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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 234537
Last updated: 29 August 2021
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Type:Wright CH Seaplane
Owner/operator:US Navy
Registration: B-2
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Chesapeake Bay off Annapolis MD -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Annapolis
Destination airport:Kent Island
Lost control in turbulent weather, throwing the pilot, Ens W. D. Billingsley, from the aircraft killing him. The Passenger,Lt. Towers, stayed with the plane, sustaining injuries when the plane hit the water. The first fatality in US naval aviation.


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30-Mar-2020 10:54 Cobar Added

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