Accident Curtiss Pusher Model D ,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 237611
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Date:Friday 4 July 1913
Type:Curtiss Pusher Model D
Owner/operator:Glenn L. Martin Company
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Petaluma, California, -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Kenilworth Park landing site
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Glenn L. Martin Company was contracted to take part in 4th of July flying exhibition in Petaluma. Company's chief pilot Grover Bell died in a crash when trying to avoid a band of horses romping in the Kenilworth Park landing site.
Grover Bell was elder brother of Lawrence Dale Bell, the founder of Bell Aircraft Corporation.

A. J. Pelletier, Bell Aircraft since 1935, Naval Institute Press 1992, p. 9.

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03-Jul-2020 08:14 nempobur Added
24-Jul-2023 18:20 Nepa Updated

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