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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 4 August 1931
Time:12:10
Type:Fokker F.IX
Operator:KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Registration: PH-AFK
C/n / msn: 5241
First flight: 1930
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Rotterdam-Waalhaven Airport (   Netherlands)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Rotterdam-Waalhaven Airport, Netherlands
Destination airport:Amsterdam-Schiphol Municipal Airport (AMS/EHAM), Netherlands
Narrative:
Left engine failed on takeoff; hit light tower in attempt to return to the airport; left wing cut off.
The airplane operated on a flight from London to Amsterdam via Rotterdam.

Sources:
» aviacrash.nl
» Opsomming van de bekende ongevallen en incidenten in 1931 / H. Dekker


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Distance from Rotterdam-Waalhaven Airport to Amsterdam-Schiphol Municipal Airport as the crow flies is 52 km (33 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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