Narrative:The only seven month old plane named "Hans Berr", crashed in the summit region of the Moritzberg (603m), a mountain close to the town of Lauf an der Pegnitz. The pilot of the plane lost the orientation due to heavy snow and low visibility during the approach to former Nürnberg airport Marienberg 15 km to the west. Four people out of 16 passengers and crew were killed in the accident.
|Date:||Tuesday 17 November 1936|
|C/n / msn:|| 5498|
|First flight:|| 1936|
|Crew:||Fatalities: / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 16 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Lauf an der Pegnitz (Germany)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Leipzig Airport (LEJ/EDDP), Germany|
|Destination airport:||Nürnberg-Marienberg Airport, Germany|
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Leipzig Airport to Nürnberg-Marienberg Airport as the crow flies is 229 km (143 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networks opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.