Incident Reports

Date: June 15, 1936
Survivors: none
Fatalities: kapt-leitn. Huge Freimanis
Aircraft Involved: Bristol Bulldog #74
Location: Daugavpils
Details:
  • The pilot had completed a number of flights over Daugavpils that day.
  • It is reported that on his approach he did not lift up in time and drove the nose of the plane into the ground. Speculation is that, with the angle of the sun at that particular time of the day he misjudged his distance from the ground and drove the aircraft into the aerodrome surface.
  • The pilot was thrown from the aircraft, which burned and was destroyed.
  • Freimanis was rushed to the local hospital, but died en route.

Skrastins

Sources

- Bruvelis, Edvins Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
- Sparnota Latvija June, 1936 #24

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