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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 26414
Last updated: 23 November 2021
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Type:Boeing 40B-4
Owner/operator:Varney Air Lines
Registration: NC830M
MSN: 1155
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Portland, OR -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Swan Island Airport Portland OR
Destination airport:Seattle, WA
The pilot Richard F. Gleason glided the aircraft onto the Willamette River after an engine exploded and was wrenched from the plane. The pilot was injured and the passenger was killed.


American Air Mail Catalogue, American Air Mail Society

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
23-Mar-2010 01:07 penguin832 Updated [Aircraft type, Cn]
24-Jan-2019 05:37 Anon. Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-May-2021 14:35 Cobar Updated [Time, Damage]
29-May-2021 08:30 Cobar Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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