Narrative:The Dornier 228-100 prototype, registration D-IFNS, was destroyed when it crashed during a test flight. All three crew members, a Dornier test pilot and two U.K. CAA pilots were killed in the accident.
|Date:||Friday 26 March 1982|
|Operator:||Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH|
|C/n / msn:|| 4358|
|First flight:|| 1981-03-28 (12 months)|
|Total airframe hrs:||210|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Igenhausen ( Germany)
|Phase:|| Maneuvering (MNV)|
|Departure airport:||Oberpfaffenhofen Airport (OBF/EDMO), Germany|
|Destination airport:||Oberpfaffenhofen Airport (OBF/EDMO), Germany|
The flight was part of the UK Civil Aviation Authority's certification programme for the type. It took off from Oberpfaffenhofen Airport (OBF) at 17:27. Nose-down trim was selected. The Dornier entered a steep dive from which the crew was not able to recover.
Loss of control
» Flight International, 3 April 1982
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.