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Vintage Biplane Replica Flips At Concord Airport

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Biplane Crash in Concord

A World War I replica aircraft flipped over during a high-speed test at Buchanan Field Airport in Concord.

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CONCORD (CBS SF) — A World War I replica aircraft flipped over during a high-speed test at Buchanan Field Airport in Concord Sunday afternoon, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said.

The biplane, which was identified as a Fokker DV IIR, was engaged in a speed test on a taxiway when it flipped over at around 12:40 p.m., FAA
spokesman Ian Gregor said.

The pilot was the only person on board and was not injured, Gregor
said.

The airplane was not intended for flight and was heavily damaged,
Gregor said.

No other injuries were reported.

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