ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 269653
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Narrative:In early October, prior to the start of the Gordon Bennett Trophy aeroplane races at Belmont Park Racetrack in New York, American John B. Moisant was carrying out practice circuit flights around the courses in his Blériot when he encountered extreme gusty wind conditions and crashed the aircraft causing considerable airframe damage and slight injuries to himself.
|Date:||Thursday 1 January 1970|
|Type:||Blériot XI |
|Owner/operator:||John B Moisant|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Aircraft damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Belmont Park racetrack in New York -
United States of America
|Phase:|| Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)|
|Departure airport:||Belmont Park racetrack in New York |
|Destination airport:||Belmont Park racetrack in New York |
|Confidence Rating:|| Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources|
The aircraft was repaired in time to compete in the races and win 2nd place in the Gordon Bennett Trophy on the 29th October.
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