The Archives is a repository for unique or rare, primary materials relating to aviation safety and security. Although our collections don't circulate like library books, we do welcome researchers to use them both on site and on-line.
Our Digital Library contains digital documents, including thousands of photographs, letters, reports, and other documents, most of which offer full text.
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Jorge Chavez' pioneering flight over the Alps ended tragically when the right wing failed. Fifty-two years later, experts at the FAA's Civil Aeromedical Research Institute helped a Peruvian researcher determine the G forces involved in the crash.
From the R. G. Snyder Papers (MS-012).
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