Narrative:The Learjet 24 crashed while on approach to Wilhelmshaven-Mariensiel Airport (WVN), Germany.
|Date:||Monday 18 June 1973|
|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)|
|Destination airport:||Wilhelmshaven-Mariensiel Airport (WVN/EDWI), 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
» ICAO Adrep
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.