No. 7497. Viking Kitty Hawk B-8 (NC753Y c/n 26)
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Viking Kitty Hawk B-8

02/28/2008. Produced by the Viking Flying Boat Company of New Haven, Connecticut in 1931, this three-seat aircraft was was originally fitted with Edo floats. It was substantially damaged near Westboro, Massachusetts on June 24, 1973. Due to failing master rod cap bolts of the Kinner K-5 engine, the propeller separated in flight and in the following emergency landing in a corn field, the landing gear collapsed when the aircraft rolled through the fields furrows. The pilot (sole occupant) escaped injuries. The aircraft has since been repaired and is still at the registry as of this day.

Created February 28, 2008