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Last updated: 31 August 2016
Statuts:
Date:mardi 1 février 1972
Heure:14:58
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic VF14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
VFW/Fokker VFW.614
Compagnie:VFW-Fokker
Immatriculation: D-BABA
Numéro de série: G001
Année de Fabrication: 1971-07-14 (7 months)
Heures de vol:30
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 1 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:près de Bremen Airport (BRE) (   Allemagne)
Phase de vol: En cours de manoeuvre (MNV)
Nature:Test
Aéroport de départ:Bremen Airport (BRE/EDDW), Allemagne
Aéroport de destination:Bremen Airport (BRE/EDDW), Allemagne
Détails:
Since its first flight on July 14, 1971, the VFW/Fokker VFW.614 prototype was engaged in several test flights. Changes were made following elevator flutter problems during test flights. For the flight on February 1, 1972 the airplane had been fitted with flutter dampers.
The flight test called for an asymmetric flutter at 220 kt and 10,000 feet. This time the flutter could not be eliminated by slowing down and the crew abandoned the aircraft. Co-pilot Hans Bardill was killed when his parachute failed to open. The airplane entered a vertical dive and crashed.


Sources:
» VFW 614 flight tests (Flight Int. 17-4-1976)


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