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Old 29th May 2019, 13:07
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Re: Lt Cdr Oscar William Erickson USNavy KIFA 5 Nov 1931

Paul,

This was a very unfortunate fatality. Erickson landed on the starboard side of the deck, picked up a wire but swerved over the side. The aircraft was held suspended just above the water. It then appears that in trying to vacate the cockpit Erickson accidentally pushed the throttle wide open, causing the nose and front cockpit of the aircraft to submerge. The weight of the inrushing water held the nose under and the pilot drowned.

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