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Antoinette III
Ferber Biplane No.IX

Aeroplane of bamboo construction was incremental improvements to the Gastambide-Mengin II, by French Army Capitaine Ferdinand Ferber also known as the Antoinette III, and powered by an Antoinette motor of 50 hp. On September 22, 1909 at Boulogne, while preparing for a cross-channel attempt, Capitaine Ferber, b.1862, was killed on this machine when after a half-hour flight it overturned when it struck a mound during its landing.


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