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1910.

Early Swedish aviator.

1911. 'was making exhibition flights on a Voisin biplane at the Copenhagen aviation ground. After attaining a fair height his machine was noticed to be on fire, and, fortunately for Svendsen, the shouts of the onlookers below drew his attention to the danger before it was too late. Although the machine was practically ruined Svendsen was able by great presence of mind to reach terra firma uninjured. Nothing daunted he was soon in the air again with another machine making some excellent flights.' [1]

1912. Prince Axel of Denmark, a nephew of Queen Alexandra and an officer in the Danish Navy, was taken for a flight in a navy biplane on the 1st May by Svendsen.

Sources of Information

  1. Flight magazine of 28th January 1911