Accident Polikarpov I-15 Unknown, Monday 24 May 1937
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Date:Monday 24 May 1937
Type:Polikarpov I-15
Owner/operator:Fuerzas Aereas Republica Española (FARE)
Registration: Unknown
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Santander Area -   Spain
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
I-15 Chato forced to land by Cr.32 fighters. The aircraft participated in a Republican ferry mission with other six I-15s to provide fresh fighter force to the North Front (two previous ferry operations through France had failed). This one was from Algete Airfield (Madrid), from near 400Km.The aircraft, near fuel starvated was harassed by the italian CR.32 "La Cucaracha" Group and forced to emergency land out of airfield, where it was lost. Five of these Chatos were piloted by José Riverola Grúa, Ramón Castañeda Pardo, Rafael Magriñá Vidal, Justo García Esteban, and Francisco Alarcón Ríos


1.Revista Aeroplano Nº 8 "Los chatos en España (II) - La Escuadrilla "Vasca""
Estanislao Abellán Agius Pag 55
IHCA 1990

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