||K-XVI - Nuri Bey - On Pontoons
We believe that Vecihi, who had a
reputation for flying at low altitude, crashed the plane shortly after he attached the pontoons, somewhere around Kalamis,
Kadikoy (Muslim cleric village), Moda (Fashion), Fenerbahce Lighthouse Garden). I was informed by one Mehmet Gurbuz Gurer, who
was the "mascot" of Vecihi's aircraft workshop in Kurbagalidere, (Froggy Stream) Kadikoy, that Vecihi crashed three of his planes
in this area. I hope to be acquiring photos of one of the crashes soon.
Photo & text courtesy of Stuart Kline, 6-29-05