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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 253872
Last updated: 20 September 2021
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Date:04-JAN-1910
Time:
Type:
Owner/operator:Ferdinand Léon Delagrange
Registration: N/A
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bordeaux -   France
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:LFBD
Destination airport:LFBD
Narrative:
Ferdinand Léon Delagrange, sculptor, and famous aviator was killed while flying his Gnome powered Blériot monoplane.

While making a steep turn at high speed the aircraft suffered a structural failure and the wings folded.
The aircraft inverted and crashed, the engine coming to rest upon the pilot.
The cause of the wing failure was identified by Blériot two years later as a design flaw.


Sources:

Knoxville Daily Journal and Tribune, Knoxville, Tennessee January 5, 1910,


Revision history:

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