ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145117
Last updated: 20 February 2017
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Narrative:In December 1910, three Germans took off in a balloon from outside Munich, heading - they thought - for Switzerland. Once aloft, the weather changed, cloud built up, the wind veered and by nightfall they were completely lost. In the morning hearing the sound of the sea they descended for a look.
|Type:||Hot air balloon|
|C/n / msn:|| unknown|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Near Park Cottage, Berstane Road. Kirkwall, Orkney -
|Phase:|| En route|
Unfortunately their basket bounced off the top of a wave then shot upwards. When they had recovered their wits Herren Distler and Joerdens realised that their companion Herr Metzger had been thrown out of the basket. He was never seen again.
As the second night approached the two survivors saw some lights and started another descent. Once again the basket hit the sea before being dragged ashore by the partially deflated balloon where they demolished a wall near Park Cottage, Berstane Road, on the outskirts of Kirkwall, Orkney. It was the first ever air crash in the Orkneys.
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