Salazar Southwell, Alfredo

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Salazar Southwell, Alfredo Gender: M
born on 18 February 1913 at 03:30 (= 03:30 AM )
Place Lima, Peru, 12s03, 77w03
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Castellanos
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 29°06' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 20°31 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 21°19'


Peruvian aviator, celebrated as a national hero.

On the morning of 14 September 1937, during a rehearsal for an airshow celebrating the inauguration of a monument to Jorge Chávez, the airplane he was piloting started emitting smoke.

On seeing this, Southwell ordered his copilot, a mechanical technician surnamed Fajardo, to parachute to safety. Fajardo initially protested, but followed orders.

Southwell then purposely piloted away from urban areas. The plane crashed in a field in the seaside district of Miraflores, killing Southwell. The field was dedicated as a park in his memory, and a monument honoring him was erected there in 1953.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Castellanos quotes birth certificate


  • Vocation : Travel : Pilot/ military
  • Notable : Famous : Other Famous