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Last updated: 26 October 2020
Date:Tuesday 6 June 1939
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-2-115E
Operator:KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Registration: PH-AKN
C/n / msn: 1360/F20
First flight: 1935
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Amsterdam-Schiphol Municipal Airport (AMS) (   Netherlands)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Departure airport:Amsterdam-Schiphol Municipal Airport (AMS/EHAM), Netherlands
Destination airport:Amsterdam-Schiphol Municipal Airport (AMS/EHAM), Netherlands
DC-2 "Nachtegaal" crashed on single engine training flight, hitting a military station near the airport, killing one and injuring five. The four crew members were not injured. The aircraft was rebuilt until it was destroyed in a German air raid at Schiphol on May 10, 1940.
The accident occurred when the instructor shut down engine no.2 immediately after takeoff. While manoeuvering back to the airport, altitude was lost. The instructor attempted to restart engine no.2, but failed. A forced landing then was carried out.

Forced landing outside airport





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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