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Accident description
Last updated: 31 May 2016
Date:Wednesday 12 May 1965
Type:MBB HFB-320 Hansa Jet
Operator:Hamburger Flugzeugbau
Registration: D-CHFB
C/n / msn: 1001
First flight: 1964-04-21 (1 year )
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Madrid-Torrejon AFB (TOJ) (   Spain)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Departure airport:Madrid-Torrejón AFB (TOJ/LETO), Spain
Destination airport:Madrid-Torrejón AFB (TOJ/LETO), Spain
The HansaJet prototype was in the midst of stall configuration tests at 22,000 feet. when it attained an extreme angle of attack resulting in a superstall. The airplane then entered an uncontrollable flat spin. Two crew members were able to parachute to safety.

Loss of control



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