Date: August 29, 1931
Survivors: none
Fatalities: Augusts Lapins
Aircraft Involved: Martinsyde ADC-1 #11
Location: Daugavpils
Details:
  • The accident took place at the Aviation Division's summer base near Daugavpils.
  • The pilot was engaged in gunnery practice, shooting at a cone being trailed by another aircraft.
  • When the pilot dived to 'attack' the target, he misjudged his manoeuvre and struck the target towing cable. The ADC's left wing collapsed and the plane fell to the ground.

Martinsyde ADC.1 #11



B Rouse photo
Martinsyde ADC.1



Sources:

- Bruvelis, Edvins Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
- Crash site photo courtesy of Paul E. Branke
- Bralu Kapi photo by B Rouse

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