Hard landing Incident Fokker/Atlantic F.VIIb/3m NX206,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 59936
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Date:Saturday 16 April 1927
Type:Fokker/Atlantic F.VIIb/3m
Owner/operator:Richard E. Byrd
Registration: NX206
MSN: 3/703 (C-2)
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Hasborough, NJ -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Hasborough, NJ
Destination airport:local
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Commander Richard E. Byrd was testing his Fokker trimotor, named 'America', in preparation for an attempt to win the Orteig Prize by flying non-stop from New York to Paris.
In a hard landing the Fokker nosed over and finished up on its back.
Commander Byrd, co-pilot Floyd Bennett and George O. Noville received serious injuries.
Anthony Fokker who was on board escaped uninjured.
Before Byrd was able to try again Charles Lindbergh had won the prize in the 'Spirit of St Louis'.


1. http://www.suite101.de/content/richard-e-byrd-vorbereitungen-fuer-den-nordatlantik-flug-1927-a104938
2. http://www.check-six.com/Crash_Sites/America-NX206.htm

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
1 July 1927 NX206 America Trans Oceanic Co 0 off Ver-sur-Mer, Normandy w/o

Revision history:

11-May-2009 00:29 angels one five Added
13-May-2009 01:06 angels one five Updated
30-Mar-2011 06:03 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Mar-2011 06:07 TB Updated [Narrative]
30-Mar-2011 16:12 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn]
28-Dec-2011 01:37 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
08-Mar-2012 07:52 TB Updated [Narrative]

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