Accident Blériot XI , Monday 1 May 1911
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Date:Monday 1 May 1911
Type:Blériot XI
Owner/operator:Imperial Russian Army
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Sevastopol -   Russia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Sevastopol
Destination airport:Sevastopol
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Crashed, pilot Matievitch and his brother killed.
Cause - a strong gust of wind. Pilot turned off the engine during landing. A gust of wind has provoked a sharp increase in the angle of attack followed by entry into a tailspin because of the loss of speed. Height was about 50 m. The aircraft collided with a stone wall and collapsed.


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Revision history:

14-Apr-2008 03:55 Bleiente Added
07-Oct-2011 10:41 krasatpi Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Phase, Source, Narrative]
17-Nov-2020 22:26 Cobar Updated [Date, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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