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Accident description
Last updated: 18 March 2018
Date:Sunday 31 May 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic C501 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 501 Citation I/SP
Operator:Travel Air
Registration: D-IAEC
C/n / msn: 501-0203
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Lübeck-Blankensee Airport (LBC) (   Germany)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Köln/Bonn Airport (CGN/EDDK), Germany
Destination airport:Lübeck-Blankensee Airport (LBC/EDHL), Germany
The Cessna Citation struck the NDB antenna on approach, crashed and caught fire.
One of the surviving passengers was Uwe Barschel, a West German politician (CDU) and from 1982 to 1987 Minister-President in the State of Schleswig-Holstein.


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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 Köln/Bonn Airport to Lübeck-Blankensee Airport as the crow flies is 404 km (253 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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