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Antonio Fernandez

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Antonio Fernandez (1876-1909). Early aviator.

He was a Spaniard residing in France and a tailor by profession.

Fernández became interested in aviation and constructed three aircraft during 1909, the third of which was exhibited at the Paris Aero Salon in October 1909.

Fatal Accident to M. Fernandez. Yet another has been added to the list of names of those who have met their death while experimenting in the cause of flight. On Monday M. Fernandez, who was present both at Rheims and Blackpool, but did not fly, was flying at Nice when, from some unexplained cause, his machine suddenly stopped and dropped to earth from a considerable height, the aviator being thrown from his seat and killed almost instantly. The biplane was of M. Fernandez's own design and construction, and built somewhat on the lines of the Curtiss machine. It was exhibited at the last Paris Show, and in that connection was illustrated and described on page 689 of our issue of October 30th last. [1]

He died 7 Dec 1909 at Nice.

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Sources of Information

  1. Flight magazine of 11th December 1909