Incident Reports

Date: March 4, 1927
Personnel: N.Jakubovs (p), E.Strauja (o), A.Veldrums (p), Vitolins (o)
Aircraft Involved: IVL A-22 (HB.33) #12 and #13
Location: Near Sarnate
Details:
  • Flying from Liepaja to Ventspils they ran into unexpected fog. They were forced to land on the water in poor visibility, and both aircraft crashed.
  • The airmen survived, but had to remain in the cold March waters for about an hour before being rescued by fishermen. They brought them ashore and a few days later the minelayer "Varonis" was dispatched to collect the airmen and the remains of their aircraft.


Sources

- Bruvelis, Edvins Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture

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