Accident Balloon "Polar" , 23 Sep 1923
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BALL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Balloon "Polar"
Owner/operator:Gomez Guillamon & Penaranda Barea
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Heist op den Berg, Antwerp -   Belgium
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Spanish entry in the 12th Coupe Aeronautique Gordon Bennett race. Balloon named "Polar". Struck by lightning and crashed. Co-pilot Pedro Penaranda Barea was killed, pilot Felix Gomez Guillamon was seriously injured. Both men were Spanish Air Force pilots.



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19-Mar-2022 06:43 Ron Averes Added

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