Incident Reports

Date: May 2, 1920
Survivors: none
Fatalities: ltn. Voldemars Skrastins
Aircraft Involved: Sopwith Camel #6
Location: Spilve
Details:
  • Shortly after takeoff, at an atltitude of 50 metres, the engine stopped.
  • Pilot tried to turn back towards a landing area, but lost airspeed and stalled.
  • Engine restarted as aircraft fell, but pilot was unable to regain control.
  • The aircraft (original British serial no. N.8137) was totally destroyed and its serial #6 was eventually re-assigned to a rebuilt Rumpler C.1

Skrastins Wreckage - Camel #6

Sources

- Bruvelis, Edvins Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture

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