Aircraft Photo of F-BEJQ | Morane-Saulnier MS-502 Criquet | AirHistory.net #43520
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:F-BEJQ
Aircraft Original Type:Fieseler Fi-156 Storch
Aircraft Generic Type:Morane-Saulnier MS-500/502/504/505/506 Criquet
Aircraft Version:Morane-Saulnier MS-502 Criquet
C/n (msn):670
Location
City / Airport:Leeds / BradfordMap
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:ICAO: EGNM   IATA: LBA   Local: -   Other: -
 
Photo Date:30 May 1955
Photo by:R.A.Scholefield
Photo ID: 43520
Photo Comment

French-built postwar version of the Fieseler Storch. This example carries "Birdman" Leo Valentin who can be seen facing rearwards with his folded wooden wings prior to a drop, when he would glide for a while before deploying his parachute. He was killed near Liverpool (Speke) on 20 May 1956 when a wing was damaged as he left the aircraft.

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