Nichols, Ruth Rowland; Lockheed Model 5 Vega Special (Nichols Aircraft). [photograph]

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Collection Item Summary:

Left side view of Lockheed Model 5 Vega Special "Akita," (s/n NR946M), owned by Crosley Radio Corp and loaned to Nichols in an attempt to solo across the Atlantic in 1931. She crashed at St. John's New Brunswick on June 22. Nichols is standing by the left side of the plane.

Collection Item Long Description:

Topic

  • Women air pilots
  • Aeronautics
  • Airplanes

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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photographer

Unknown

Date

1931

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560

Type

Photographs

Local number

NASM-170079

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