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Last updated: 28 March 2015
Datum:Dienstag 6 Oktober 1981
Flugzeugtyp:Fokker F-28 Fellowship 4000
Fluggesellschaft:NLM Cityhopper
Kennzeichen: PH-CHI
Werknummer: 11141
Baujahr: 1979
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:5997
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 13 / Insassen: 13
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 17 / Insassen: 17
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Moerdijk (   Niederlande)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Rotterdam Airport (RTM/EHRD), Niederlande
Flug nach:Eindhoven Airport (EIN/EHEH), Niederlande
Flugnummer: 431
During the weather briefing (44 minutes before take-off) the crew was warned for an area with thunderstorms with 3/8 cumulonimbus at 1200 feet, wind 210°/15-25 knots and 5km visibility. At 17:04 the F-28 took off from Rotterdam for a flight to Hamburg via Eindhoven. At 17:09 the crew noted heavy rainfall in thunderstorms on the weather avoidance radar and received clearance to avoid this area. At 17:12 the aircraft entered a tornado, which resulted in loads increasing to +6.8 G and -3,2 G. The right wing separated and the aircraft crashed out of control out of 3000 feet.

» Willem Wendt


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Berging na vliegramp Moerdijk. Uitgegraven motor van de Fokker

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 Rotterdam Airport to Eindhoven Airport as the crow flies is 85 km (53 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.
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