MaxAvSafety: Vintage old Friend down:almost the last of the few!

Gig MaxSez: Made my bones in this stable craft, Surprised there some still Flying. I worked in a tool & die shop final macineing control wheels for this craft when it was built by Mooney, a well know manufacture in the early 50’s. Gone but not forgotten.

Date: 19-OCT-2016
Time: 13:15
Ercoupe 415-C
Owner/operator: Private
Registration: N415WE
C/n / msn: 2157
Fatalities: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities: 0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: Camden County, Lindenwold, New Jersey - United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature: Private
Departure airport: Flying W (N14)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The plane crashed under unknown circumstances in the back yard of a house. Both occupants were injured. (AvSafnet)
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(Of general interest: This bird was designed, prior to World War II, without rudder pedals, as a spin-proof airplane by the genius Fred Weick, who went on to many more successes in aviation — notably the Piper Cherokee line. Pilots will accurately recount that it is nearly viceless in handling, can land at any speed from 60 to 110 mph, was the first tricycle-gear airplane to be manufactured in quantity, was the first general aviation airplane to have a completely cowled engine, and is the source of great fun.) (Wiki)

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That is actually an incredibly gorgeous GA aircraft.

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Perfection in a plane

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