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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 182291
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Date:16-JAN-1959
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-24-180 Comanche
Owner/operator:private
Registration: D-ELAC
C/n / msn: 24-241
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sydney, NS -   Canada
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Gander, Nfl
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed while trying an emergency landing in dense fog due to icing during ferry flight from USA to West Germany. The pilot Rudolf Lehmann received no permission for a transatlantic flight on a intermediate stop at Gander and intended to return to the USA.

Sources:

http://coptercrazy.brinkster.net/
Hamburger Abendblatt 20 January 1959, p3


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Dec-2015 20:11 TB Added
16-Dec-2015 15:41 TB Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
11-Sep-2016 21:07 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Feb-2018 10:30 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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