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Accident description
Last updated: 29 May 2016
Date:Friday 9 December 1938
Type:Lockheed 14-WF62 Super Electra
Operator:KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Registration: PH-APE
C/n / msn: 1413
First flight: 1938
Total airframe hrs:323
Engines: 2 Wright GR-1820 Cyclone
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Amsterdam-Schiphol Municipal Airport (AMS) (   Netherlands)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Amsterdam-Schiphol Municipal Airport (AMS/EHAM), Netherlands
Destination airport:Amsterdam-Schiphol Municipal Airport (AMS/EHAM), Netherlands
On takeoff engine no. 2 failed at low altitude due to mishandling. "Ekster" dove into ground next to farm, struck a dyke and caught fire.



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