Avia S-199.348 - Vidim, Czech Republic
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N 50° 28.028 E 014° 31.197
33U E 465930 N 5590680
Quick Description: A place of Avia S-199.348 crash
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 2/14/2019 11:49:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM102XD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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Long Description:
The Avia S-199 is a propeller-driven fighter aircraft built after World War II, notable as the first fighter obtained by the Israeli Air Force, and used during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.

Constructed in Czechoslovakia, with parts and plans left over from Luftwaffe aircraft production, the aircraft had numerous problems and was generally unpopular with its pilots. Czechoslovak pilots nicknamed it Mezek ("Mule"), while in Israel it was officially known as the Sakeen ("knife" in Hebrew). In practice, the aircraft was more often called Messerschmitt or Messer (which also means "knife", in German and Yiddish).

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About crash
Plaque Inscription:
Na tomto míste tragicky zahynul
náš pilot kapitán soudruh
Eduard Kríž
dne 23. zárí 1952


CZ: Civilní zalétávací pilot leteckých opraven Kbely/LOK/ kpt.Eduard Kríž pri znacne ztížených meteorologických podmínkách létal nad mraky a pri "píchání" mraku narazil s letounem S- 199 pro malou výšku mraku do zeme u obce Horní Vidim.Za prícinu letecké nehody oznacuje vyšetrovací zpráva nezabezpecení letu nad mraky a prílišné precenení pilotních schopností. Za viníka shledala vyšetrovací komise nejen pilota, ale i orgány zalétávacího oddelení LOK.

Na míste havárie byl zrízen zamestnanci LOK pomnícek. Byl umísten v poli prímo na míste dopadu letounu. Z duvodu problému s prací na poli byl v pozdejších letech premísten na okraj cesty k rozcestníku turistických cest KCT tedy asi 50m od puvodního místa.

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Date of Crash: 9/23/1952

Aircraft Model: Avia S-199

Military or Civilian: Military

Cause of Crash:
probably the error of pilot, impaired visibility, low clouds


Tail Number: Not listed

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