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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 234171
Last updated: 5 June 2020
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Date:13-JUL-1910
Time:09:30
Type:Airship “Erbslöh”
Owner/operator:Rheinisch-Westfälische Motorluftschiff-Gesellschaft
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Pattscheid -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Leichlingen
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Exploded midair, hydrogen leaked from the envelope and came into contact with sparks from the engine, causing the gas to explode. Killing the captain Oskar Erbslöh, Max von Toelle, Rudolf Kranz, Hans Leo Höpp, and mechanic Joseph Spicks.

Sources:

Nieuwe Tilburgsche Courant
15-07-1910
https://www.erbsloeh.org/to/1910erbsloeh2.jpg
https://www.erbsloeh.org/to/1910erbsloeh3.jpg


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Mar-2020 15:42 Cobar Added
20-Mar-2020 15:43 Cobar Updated [Source]
20-Mar-2020 15:45 Cobar Updated [Phase]

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