Incident Reports

Date: February 15, 1926
Personnel: Vladimirs Popovs, Zalblockis
Aircraft Involved: Rumpler 2-seater
Location: unknown
Details:
  • This aircraft was purchased from Sweden by the Latvian Aeroclub. It was to be used primarily as a trainer for the flight school which the Aeroclub had decided to establish.
  • The aircraft was initially brought to Riga where it underwent a major rebuild. On February 15, 1926 Popovs, with his mechanic Zablockis, test flew the aircraft for the first time after the rebuild. The aircraft crashed and, while the two crewmen were uninjured, the aircraft was utterly destroyed.


Sources

- Bruvelis, Edvins Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture

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