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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Date:Monday 18 June 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 24B
Operator:P. Holzmann
Registration: D-IHLZ
C/n / msn: 24-225
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Wilhelmshaven-Mariensiel Airport (WVN) (   Germany)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Wilhelmshaven-Mariensiel Airport (WVN/EDWI), Germany
The Learjet 24 crashed while on approach to Wilhelmshaven-Mariensiel Airport (WVN), Germany.
After having finished the downwind leg at 152-210 m (500-700 ft) at cloud base, the aircraft lost altitude in the base turn and with runway heading it struck trees which were at a distance of 600 m from the threshold. The aircraft crashed 100 m before the threshold and burned out.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

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