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Last updated: 11 April 2021
Datum:Samstag 6 April 1935
Zeit:c. 15:18
Flugzeugtyp:Fokker F.XII
Fluggesellschaft:KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Kennzeichen: PH-AFL
Werknummer: 5242
Baujahr: 1930
Triebwerk: 3 Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp C
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:15 km (9.4 Meilen) E of Brilon (   Deutschland)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Leipzig Airport (LEJ/EDDP), Deutschland
Flug nach:Essen-Mülheim Airfield (ESS/EDLE), Deutschland
The Fokker F.XII, named "Leeuwerik", struck a mountain (Enkenberg) in a snow storm.
The aircraft operated KLM Flight 676 from Prague to Rotterdam via Leipzig and Essen. The flight crew was flying at low altitude in poor weather conditions. The pilot likely attempted to remain visual with the ground. After entering a valley the aircraft entered an area of heavy snowfall with a visibility of about 80 m. The aircraft could not get out of the valley and hit the side of a mountain.

» Opsomming van de bekende ongevallen en incidenten in 1935 / H.Dekker


photo of Fokker-F-XII-PH-AFL
accident date: 06-04-1935
type: Fokker F.XII
registration: PH-AFL

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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 Leipzig Airport to Essen-Mülheim Airfield as the crow flies is 365 km (228 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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