UI Douglas DC-2-115E PH-AKN,
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Date:Friday 10 May 1940
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas DC-2-115E
Owner/operator:KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Registration: PH-AKN
MSN: 1360/F20
Year of manufacture:1935
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Amsterdam-Schiphol Municipal Airport (AMS) -   Netherlands
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
The German invasion of the Netherlands during World War II, started on May 10, 1940. Kampfgeschwader 4 (KG 4), a Luftwaffe bomber unit, carried out an attack on Amsterdam-Schiphol Municipal Airport (AMS), destroying several aircraft.
One of the aircraft damaged beyond repair was KLM-owned Douglas DC-2 PH-AKN, named "Nachtegaal".


Tweede Register 1929 - 1949 / Herman Dekker

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
6 June 1939 PH-AKN KLM Royal Dutch Airlines 0 Amsterdam-Schiphol Municipal Airport (AMS) sub
Forced landing



photo (c) Stadsarchief Amsterdam; Amsterdam-Schiphol Municipal Airport (AMS); 1935; (publicdomain)

photo (c) via Esclarmonde; Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB); ; (publicdomain)

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