Plaque commemorating Zygmunt Puławski

at the crossing of Słupecka, Kaliska and Sękocińska streets
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Ochota

at the crossing of Słupecka, Kaliska and Sękocińska streets

Zygmunt Puławski (1901–1931) — pilot and engineer, airplane builder, creator of a series of Polish fighter planes. He built, among others, modern fighter plane PZL P.1 with an innovative wing design called the Polish plane, or Puławski’s plane, which greatly improved visibility for the pilot. This plane was used, among others, in fighters used during the war with Germany in September 1939 — PZL P.7 and P.11.

He died in an air disaster on March 21, 1931 at the age of 30. On this day amphibious airplane PZL.12 (first Polish airplane of this kind), he designed himself, crashed during a test flight, while making a turn in strong wind. The plane piloted by Puławski crashed at the crossing of Sękocińska and Kaliska streets in the district of Ochota in Warsaw.

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