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Avia 534 serial number 569 emergency landed at Kragelund
The aircraft belonged to Jagdgruppe Drontheim (Jagdfl. Schule 3) and was coded
T/o Grove. Op: Training.
Student Pilot Unteroffizier Rudolf Kindlein emergency landed in a field
belonging to Farmer Jens Jensen, Charluttenlund near Kragelund at 09:05 hours
due to engine failure.
The landing went well until the aircraft was half way up the field. A track
crossed the field and when the landing gear caught the low banks of the track
the Avia overturned and ended up lying on the back.
Kindlein was unharmed but was slightly injured when he released his seatbelt and
dropped to the ground. The aircraft was 60% damaged.
A Danish ambulance was called and took Kindlein to the hospital in Silkeborg for
A farmer living nearby came to help, but when he saw petrol leaking from the
aircraft he hurried back home for cans to save the petrol for his tractor.
The aircraft was taken back to Grove on the next day.
Sources: RL 2 III/771, LBUK.
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