George Fernic

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Born:

05 Aug 1900
Galati

Died:

29 Aug 1930
Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Nationality:

Romania

Indy 500s:

1 (1927)

An engineer and pilot, he was a pioneer in aviation, working on numerous aircraft. However, it was whilst piloting his own 'safety plane', that he ironically met his death, crashing into an Illinois field. However, his aircraft company carried on for a good few years after his death.

Biography last updated 24 Jan 2010