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Last updated: 14 October 2019
Datum:Samstag 27 Mai 1972
Zeit:ca 15:15
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 100
Fluggesellschaft:General Air
Kennzeichen: D-IDHC
Werknummer: 31
Baujahr: 1967
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 10
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 13
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Helgoland Airport (HGL) (   Deutschland)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Helgoland Airport (HGL/EDXH), Deutschland
Flug nach:Wangerooge Airport (AGE/EDWG), Deutschland
Flugnummer: 005
The DHC-6 Twin Otter fell off to the left after taking off from Helgoland Airport (HGL), Germany. The airplane fell from a height of 60 m and came down about 200 m left of the runway.

» Independent Press-Telegram, 28-5-1972
» Flug 005 (Der Spiegel)


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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 Helgoland Airport to Wangerooge Airport as the crow flies is 44 km (28 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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