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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 87297
Last updated: 25 May 2019
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Date:29-AUG-1912
Time:07:40 LT
Type:Blériot monoplane
Owner/operator:Alexandros Karamanlakis
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:200 meters from the shore Lygia,Patras -   Greece
Phase: Approach
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:Athens (Faliron)
Destination airport:Patras
Narrative:
First attempt for a flight amoung two cities. The aircraft entered a windy area (more than 9 Beauforts). The owner tried unsuccesfully to land on the beach. The aircraft felt into the sea and Karamanlakis experienced a hard hit on his head. He tried to swim to the beach but the sea waves were very high. After 40 minutes of swimming he became unconcious and drowned.
Motor Gnome 100 CV

Sources:

Newspaper "Empros", 31-Aug-1912, pages 2-3 (available through www.nlg.gr).
"Hellenika Ftera" (Greek Wings) , book by Airman Helias Kartalamakis, Athens 1983
Le Fana de l'Aciation - n° 497 - Avril 2011

Newspaper "SKRIP", 30-AUG-1912 {National Library of Greece - Digital Newspapers : http://efimeris.nlg.gr/ns/pdfwin.asp?c=123&dc=30&db=8&da=1912}


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Jan-2011 02:20 nikitas Added
03-Apr-2011 07:08 ThW Updated [Source, Narrative]
27-Apr-2011 05:08 AGV Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
01-May-2017 06:44 AGV Updated [Narrative]
01-May-2017 07:15 AGV Updated [Source, Narrative]

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