Narrative:A Convair C-131D military transport plane was destroyed when it crashed into a street in Munich, Germany. All seven crew members and thirteen passengers were killed. A total of 32 people were killed on the ground.
|Date:||Saturday 17 December 1960|
Convair C-131D (CV-340)
|Operator:||United States Air Force - USAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 212|
|First flight:|| 1955|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13|
|Total:||Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20 |
|Ground casualties:||Fatalities: 32|
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||10 km (6.3 mls) W of München-Riem Airport (MUC) ( Germany)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||München-Riem Airport (MUC/EDDM), Germany|
|Destination airport:||London-Northolt Airport (NHT/EGWU), United Kingdom|
The airplane had just taken off from München-Riem Airport (MUC) and overflew the Munich city centre at low altitude. It clipped the steeple of the St. Paul's church and then crashed onto a streetcar at the corner of Bayer Street.
» Alexandre Pessotto
» Great Disasters / John Canning
» Sueddeutsche Zeitung
» The Free Lance-Star - Dec 17, 1960
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 München-Riem Airport to London-Northolt Airport as the crow flies is 939 km (587 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.