Doolittle Forced Landing Report - 1923 (old copy)


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"Forced Landings of Engineering Division Airplanes" Typed report on a form, 5pp, old photocopy. Detailed story of Lt. James H. Doolittle's forced landing of a Fokker D-7 due to sudden engine failure 30 miles east of Cincinnati on August 18, 1923. Crankshaft of a Packard 8 failed and connecting rod punched through crankcase. Aircraft a total loss, no injuries. An early example of Jimmy Doolittle's outstanding pilot skills. Very good condition.