|Date: December 13, 1929
||Fatalities: vltn Pauls Rucelis
vltn Egons Juergenssons (Jirgensons)
|Aircraft Involved: Letov Smolik S.16 #52
- At an altitude of 500m, the pilot began a turn which slipped into an unrecoverable spin.
- An especially tragic crash. After striking the ground the aircraft burst into flames.
Rescuers soaked their clothing in water and tried to brave the flames to rescue the fliers.
Finally, with the aid of ropes the aviators were pulled from the wreckage but by
that time they had both succumbed.
- Bruvelis, Edvins Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
- Photos by B Rouse