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Accident description
Last updated: 27 May 2016
Date:Friday 26 March 1982
Time:ca 18:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic D228 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dornier 228-100
Operator:Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH
Registration: D-IFNS
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 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.
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


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Distance from Oberpfaffenhofen Airport to Oberpfaffenhofen Airport as the crow flies is NAN km (NAN miles).

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