Narrative:The Noratlas transport plane operated on a flight from Neubiberg to Köln via Erding. Eyewitnesses reported the plane entered a zone of heavy snow storm after taking off from Erding. The airplane crashed into a farm house, killing 10 occupants of the airplane and a young girl inside the house.
|Date:||Wednesday 12 February 1969|
Nord 2501D Noratlas
|C/n / msn:|| D066|
|First flight:|| |
|Engines:|| 2 Bristol Hercules 739|
|Crew:||Fatalities: / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 13 |
|Ground casualties:||Fatalities: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||1 km (0.6 mls) S of Erding Air Base ( Germany)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Departure airport:||Erding Air Base (ETSE), Germany|
|Destination airport:||Köln/Bonn Airport (CGN/EDDK), Germany|
The pilot and the navigator survived. The pilot was reportedly later killed in the fatal crash of the Noratlas 52+79 near Königsdorf, November 19, 1970.
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Memory plate at the crash site
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 Erding Air Base to Köln/Bonn Airport as the crow flies is 444 km (277 miles).
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.