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Last updated: 13 November 2018
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Date:Sunday 22 December 1991
Time:11:37
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A
Operator:Classic Wings
Registration: D-CCCC
C/n / msn: 7353
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 25 / Occupants: 29
Total:Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 32
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Heidelberg-Handschuhsheim (   Germany)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Egelsbach Airport (EDFE), Germany
Destination airport:Egelsbach Airport (EDFE), Germany
Narrative:
Struck a tree-covered hill, Hoher Nistler, in low clouds during a left turn. The aircraft had encountered turbulence and IMC, so a standard left turn was initiated.
Factors were poor airmanship, lack of crew coordination and an exceeded maximum takeoff weight and center of gravity.

Classification:
Centre of Gravity outside limits
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 1/92 (#19)
» Scramble 152
» Tagesschau


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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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