Incident Reports

Date: February 25, 1924
Survivors: none
Fatalities: Edvins Bite (Bitte)
Aircraft Involved: Fokker D.VII #16
Location: Spilve
Details:
  • Crash resulted when the pilot was forced to land in fog and snow. The weather had changed very suddenly and he had no option but to land with little visibility. The aircraft hit the ground very hard and was totally destroyed.
  • The accident happened on Feb.25, and Bitte succumbed to head injuries four days later.
  • Edvins Bitte was an extraordinarily experienced pilot for his time.

Bitte Funeral

Bitte Funeral
Bitte Funeral



Sources

- Bruvelis, Edvins Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
- Kuldigas Vestnesis, March 7, 1924.
- Kurzemes Vards March 1, 1924.
- Kurzemes Vards March 4, 1924.
- Kurzemes Vards March 6, 1924.

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