Accident description
Last updated: 1 November 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 21 April 1945
Type:Focke-Wulf Fw 200KB-1
Operator:Lufthansa
Registration: D-ASHH
C/n / msn: 0009
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 21
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Piesenkofen (   Germany) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Berlin-Tempelhof Airport (THF/EDDI), Germany
Destination airport:München-Riem Airport (MUC/EDDM), Germany
Narrative:
The FW-200 "Hessen" departed Berlin on a flight to Munich. It crashed and burned out near Piesenkofen.

Sources:
» www.luchtoorlog.be/fw200.htm


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Distance from Berlin-Tempelhof Airport to München-Riem Airport as the crow flies is 494 km (308 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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