1929 in aviation

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Years: 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932

This is a list of aviation-related events from 1929:

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  • March 2 – Seeking a safe route across the Andes between Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Santiago, Chile, to avoid the 1,000-kilometer (621-mile) detour aircraft routinely made to avoid the mountains, a Latécoère 25 piloted by Jean Mermoz and carrying his mechanic, Alexandre Collenot, and Count Henry de La Vaulx as passengers is caught in a downdraft and forced to land on a 300-meter-wide (986-foot-wide) plateau at an altitude of 4,000 meters (13,123 feet). The three men spend four days repairing and lightening the plane and clearing a path to the edge of the plateau, after which they roll it off the edge, Mermoz dives to gain airspeed, and they arrive safely in Santiago. The event is widely celebrated.
  • March 13 – The Spanish government airline CLASSA is formally established as a company, formed by the merger of Iberia and several other Spanish airlines.
  • March 17 – The Colonial Western Airlines Ford 4-AT-B Trimotor NC7683 suffers a double engine failure during its initial climb after takeoff from Newark Airport in Newark, New Jersey. It fails to gain height and crashes into a railroad freight car loaded with sand, killing 14 of the 15 people on board the aircraft. At the time, it is deadliest aviation accident in American history.[5]
  • March 19 – The newly completed Ford 5-AT-B Trimotor NC9674, which had made its first flight only five days earlier, crashes when its wing strikes the ground on landing while it returns to Ford Airport in Dearborn, Michigan, during a Ford Motor Company flight prior to delivery to its customer. All four people on board die.[6]
  • March 30 - Imperial Airways commences the first scheduled air service between the United Kingdom and British India.

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Notes[edit]

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  2. ^ Peattie, Mark R., Sunburst: The Rise of Japanese Naval Air Power 1909-1941, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 2001, ISBN 1-55750-432-6, p. 40.
  3. ^ Layman, R.D., Before the Aircraft Carrier: The Development of Aviation Vessels 1849-1922, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1989, ISBN 0-87021-210-9, p. 106.
  4. ^ a b Angelucci, Enzo, The American Fighter: The Definitive Guide to American Fighter Aircraft From 1917 to the Present, New York: Orion Books, 1987, p. 58.
  5. ^ Aviation Safety Network: Accident Description
  6. ^ Aviation Safety Network: Accident Description
  7. ^ Aviation Safety Network: Accident Description
  8. ^ O'Connor, Derek, "Going Long," Aviation History, March 2016, p. 53.
  9. ^ Anonymous, "Today in History," The Washington Post Express, May 16, 2013, p. 26.
  10. ^ O'Connor, Derek, "Italy's Consummate Showman," Aviation History, July 2014, p. 51.
  11. ^ A Chronological History of Coast Guard Aviation: The Early Years, 1915-1938.
  12. ^ Angelucci, Enzo, The American Fighter: The Definitive Guide to American Fighter Aircraft From 1917 to the Present, New York: Orion Books, 1987, p. 108.
  13. ^ a b O'Brien, Lora, "Lady Heath," Aviation History, March 2016, p. 15.
  14. ^ Sturtivant, Ray, British Naval Aviation: The Fleet Air Arm, 1917-1990, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1990, ISBN 0-87021-026-2, p. 14.
  15. ^ Aviation Safety Network: Accident Description
  16. ^ Aviation Safety Network: Accident Description
  17. ^ Angelucci, Enzo, The American Fighter: The Definitive Guide to American Fighter Aircraft From 1917 to the Present, New York: Orion Books, 1987, ISBN 0-517-56588-9, p. 462.
  18. ^ Aviation Safety Network: Accident Description
  19. ^ Aviation Safety Network: Accident Description
  20. ^ Althoff, William F. Drift Station: Arctic outposts of superpower science (Potomac Books Inc., Dulles, Virginia. 2007. p. 35)
  21. ^ "Carl Ben Eielson" (PDF). University of Alaska Anchorage. Retrieved August 11, 2015. 
  22. ^ "Carl Ben Eielson: The Father of Alaskan Aviation - 1897-1929". USAF Fact Sheet. May 2006. Retrieved August 11, 2015. 
  23. ^ a b planecrashinfo.com Famous People Who Died in Aviation Accidents: 1920s
  24. ^ Thetford, Owen, British Naval Aircraft Since 1912, Sixth Edition, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1991, ISBN 1-55750-076-2, p. 127.
  25. ^ "La traversée de l'Atlantique Sud par Léon Challe". 2007. Retrieved 2011-03-16. 
  26. ^ O'Connor, Derek, "Going Long," Aviation History, March 2016, pp. 52, 54.
  27. ^ Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 0-7607-0592-5, p. 72.
  28. ^ Angelucci, Enzo, The American Fighter: The Definitive Guide to American Fighter Aircraft From 1917 to the Present, New York: Orion Books, 1987, ISBN 0-517-56588-9, p. 257.
  29. ^ Angelucci, Enzo, The American Fighter: The Definitive Guide to American Fighter Aircraft From 1917 to the Present, New York: Orion Books, 1987, ISBN 0-517-56588-9, p. 425.
  30. ^ a b c Angelucci, Enzo, The American Fighter: The Definitive Guide to American Fighter Aircraft From 1917 to the Present, New York: Orion Books, 1987, p. 78.
  31. ^ Angelucci, Enzo, The American Fighter: The Definitive Guide to American Fighter Aircraft From 1917 to the Present, New York: Orion Books, 1987, ISBN 0-517-56588-9, p. 433.
  32. ^ Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 0-7607-0592-5, p. 125.
  33. ^ Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 0-7607-0592-5, pp. 124-125.
  34. ^ Polmar, Norma, "Historic Aircraft: The Hall Contribution," Naval History, February 2014, p. 15.
  35. ^ rafmuseum.org.uk "Handley Page Hyderabad and Hinaidi"