Pre-war Austrian air collision

  Dramatic air collision between aircraft and airship

Oblt Flatz of Austrian Army, Henri Farman HF.20, collided with the KuK Militärluftschiff M.III (Parseval), 20.06.14, over Fischamend airfield. M.III engaged in a photo mission and a/c too close above the airship and with acrobatic pass, or, according J.Mortane engaged in a mock air attack. The hot exhaust pipes caused the explosion of the hydrogen balloon. All crew of M.III (7 airmen, Hptm Hauswirth kdt) and of the a/c killed (Lt Puchta observer).

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All the lists present the following data:
Name and (when known) first name are presented with arbitrary choice for the spelling (russian, german, arab names...).
RANK of the pilot: see the rank page for the meaning of the abbreviations and the equivalence.
According to the pages, COUNTRY, NATION for the nationality or ethnic origin, AIR_SERVICE for the air arm, are provided.
The number of victories represents usually the total of kills (individual plus shared). The shared kills are indicated when known under the form [indiv+shared]. The official score is indicated when different from the total (American and British scores of ww2 for example).
Authors of the SOURCES column are given; report to the bibliography page to find the books, articles, web pages in alphabetical order. The OTHER_SOURCES column presents the divergent scores with sometimes the author of the source.
The DETAIL column shows occasionally the type of kill, balloons, V-1s, ground kills, unconfirmed kills...
The NOTE column exposes different commentaries and for lack of space, abbreviations are used: report to the abbreviation page for their meaning.

Updated: 30/04/2007

Rank First Name Name Country Air Service Victories Sources Detail Units Death Note Other Sources
Oblt FLATZ Austria Kuk LFT 1 J.Mortane 20/06/1914 HF.20, 1 airship (collision), crew killed. 0
Table: Pre-war first air kill

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