Aircraft Photo of S5-MBB / 40199 | Utva Aero 3 | Yugoslavia - Air Force | #4825
City / Airport:VaraždinMap
Airport Codes:ICAO: LDVA   IATA: -   Local: -   Other: -
Event:Croatian International Air Show Varaždin 2011
Photo Date:18 June 2011
Photo by:Peter de Jong
Photo ID: 4825
Photo Comment

The Aero-3 was the Yugoslav air force's elementary trainer from 1958. Alarmingly for such an aircraft, it is said to be 'notoriously difficult to fly'. Certainly, few of the 110 examples built survive. This one, seen in full former Yugoslav markings with an additional Slovenian flag on the tailfin, was written off after a crash three months after I took this picture. The pilot lost his life.

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