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Last updated: 20 April 2021
Fecha:sábado 6 abril 1935
Hora:c. 15:18
Tipo:Fokker F.XII
Operador:KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Registración: PH-AFL
Numéro de série: 5242
Ańo de Construcción: 1930
Motores: 3 Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp C
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Total:Fatalidades: 7 / Ocupantes: 7
Dańos en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:15 km (9.4 milles) E of Brilon (   Alemania)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Leipzig Airport (LEJ/EDDP), Alemania
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Essen-Mülheim Airfield (ESS/EDLE), Alemania
Número de Vuelo:KL676
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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