Incident Cessna 150 N6050T,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 69872
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Date:Saturday 8 August 1964
Time:14:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 150
Registration: N6050T
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Meteor Crater, Winslow Arizona -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Wichita Kansas
Destination airport:Los Angeles
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Pilot 51 year old CPT John Kidd (19,000 hours, 50 on type), Passenger Gary Chapin, both American Airlines pilots. After refueling at Winslow, attempted to overfly the nearby Meteor Crater. On crossing the rim they could not maintain level flight. Pilot attempted to build up speed by circling in the crater to climb over the rim. During the attempted climb out the aircraft stalled. Both occupants were severely injured. Chapin had broken his back, but he was able to drag the unconscious Kidd from the aircraft, which was consumed by a post crash fire. It is commonly reported that they ran out out of fuel. This is incorrect. x


NTSB report 2-0497, various.


Revision history:

06-Nov-2009 04:32 Saccani Added
18-Jul-2010 07:18 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
24-Mar-2018 18:30 harro Updated [Source]
03-Aug-2020 08:17 Anon. Updated [Photo]
03-Aug-2020 08:17 Anon. Updated [Photo]

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