Aviation Heroes Monuments

Challenge #15 in the The sky is the limit series. Hosted by alex326.
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The aviation history is scattered with many unfortunate events in which aircrews lost their lives. Numerous monuments, statues, memorials remember us these heroes. Upload the picture of such a monument.
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Aurel Vlaicu Memorial - Banesti, Romania
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Aurel Vlaicu was a Romanian engineer, airplane constructor and early pilot. Vlaicu built his firs powered airplane "Vlaicu Nr. I" and flew with it for the first time on June 17, 1910. He died on September 13, 1913 crashing at Banesti, while attempting to be the first to cross the Carpathian Mountains in flight onboard his Vlaicu II airplane.
Submitted: Tuesday, 25th December, 2012 10:34 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 11th September, 2010
Focal length: 42.5 mm
Shutter speed: 1/1250 sec
Aperture: F4.5
ISO: 200
Views: 190
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