Narrative:The Boeing 720B took off for a training flight from Frankfurt International Airport (FRA), Germany at 09:33. The crew reported reaching 13.000 feet at 09:38. The IFR flight schedule was abandoned and the crew continued VFR to carry out some training manoeuvres between VOR Kitzingen and the Roethenbach beacon. A complete roll was flown, but while attempting a second roll, the plane went out of control in the inverted position. The Boeing became overstressed, disintegrated and crashed in flames between Petersdorf and Forst.
|Date:||Wednesday 15 July 1964|
|C/n / msn:|| 18249/262|
|First flight:|| 1962|
|Engines:|| 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-1|
|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:||8 km (5 mls) NE of Ansbach (Germany)
|Phase:|| Maneuvering (MNV)|
|Departure airport:||Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Germany|
|Destination airport:||Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Germany|
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Distance from Frankfurt International Airport to Frankfurt International Airport as the crow flies is 0 km (0 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.