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Accident
Last updated: 21 April 2018
Status:Definitief
Datum:zaterdag 24 augustus 1957
Tijd:18:58
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18 Learstar I
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Helmut Horten GmbH
Registratie: D-COCA
Constructienummer: 18-2606
Bouwjaar: 1943
Aantal vlieguren:8188
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:1,5 km (0.9 mijl) NW of Krumpendorf (   Oostenrijk)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Stuttgart-Echterdingen Airport (STR/EDDS), Duitsland
Vliegveld van aankomst:Klagenfurt Airport (KLU/LOWK), Oostenrijk
Beschrijving:
The aircraft was on a return flight to Klagenfurt from Stuttgart carrying a crew of three and a cargo of flowers for the annual flower-show at Velden. At 17:52 hours GMT the flight requested landing instructions from Klagenfurt Tower, which replied: "cleared to enter traffic circuit SW 340/2 kts Runway 29 report downwind, no local traffic." At 17:58 hours following failure of the left wing in flight, the aircraft went down in flames near Krumpendorf, killing all crew members.

Probable Cause:

Probable Cause: "The accident was due to the breaking off of the left wing between the engine and the fuselage as a result of overstrain on the assembly, and fuel ignition followed."

Bronnen:
» The Lockheed Twins / Peter J Marson
» Arbeiter-Zeitung, 25-8-1957
» ICAO Circular 56-AN/51


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Stuttgart-Echterdingen Airport en Klagenfurt Airport bedraagt 442 km (276 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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