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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
Date:Saturday 24 August 1957
Time:ca 19:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18 Learstar I
Operator:Helmut Horten GmbH
Registration: D-COCA
C/n / msn: 18-2606
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Krumpendorf (   Austria)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Düsseldorf Airport (DUS/EDDL), Germany
Destination airport:Klagenfurt Airport (KLU/LOWK), Austria
Left wing broke off; crashed.
The airplane was loaded with flowers for the annual flower-show at Velden.

Loss of control

» The Lockheed Twins / Peter J Marson
» Arbeiter-Zeitung, 25-8-1957


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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 Düsseldorf Airport to Klagenfurt Airport as the crow flies is 750 km (469 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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