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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 248644
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Date:01-MAY-1928
Time:12:45
Type:Curtiss O-1B Falcon
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
Registration: 27-279
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Whitney Point NY -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Bolling Field DC
Destination airport:Phoenix NY
Narrative:
Emergency landing in bad weather, aircraft nosed over and crashed. Passenger Congressman Thaddeus Campbell Sweet was killed. Sweet was the first sitting member of the U.S. Congress to die in a plane crash.

Sources:

https://www.syracuse.com/vintage/2018/05/on_this_date_rep_thaddeus_sweet_dies_in_plane_crash_in_1928.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Mar-2021 19:05 Cobar Added
08-Mar-2021 19:06 Cobar Updated [Operator]

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