This week in aviation history: Gwinn car crashes

Aug 24, 2011 1 Comment by

This week in 1938, famous pilot Frank Hawks & his mechanic are killed in crash of Gwinn Aircar. This unusual privat aircraft was designed to carry two people and was billed as a plane that was as safe and simple to operate as a car. Some of its features included a basic early tricyle undercarriage. After the 1938 crash, development was abandoned.


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One Response to “This week in aviation history: Gwinn car crashes”

  1. Homesteaders says:

    Great article! I really thank you for making the effort to provide this. Thanks!

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