Date: March 1, 1928
Personnel: J.Indans, A.Strautnieks
Aircraft Involved: Avro # 32
Location: Unknown, but probably Spilve
Details:
  • J.Indans was serving as a flight instructor for A.Strautnieks.
  • The aircraft slipped into a spin and struck the ground.
  • Indans remained in hospital until April 4 with injuries to the head, face and right shin, a broken collarbone, right ankle, right arm and a finger of the right hand. Ltn.Strautnieks was relatively unharmed in the crash, Indans' injuries being worse because, as instructor, he was seated in the forward position.
  • Indans' injuries were so severe that, until 1932, he was not an active flier and was assigned to administrative duties instead.


Sources:

- Bruvelis, Edvins Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture


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