Accident Cessna 340 N4424X, 09 Aug 2000
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 41557
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C340 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 340
Owner/operator:Wolfgang Lubke
Registration: N4424X
MSN: 340-0217
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Darmstadt/Griesheim (EDES) (Hessen) -   Germany
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Zweibrücken
Destination airport:Egelsbach
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
On August 9, 2000, at 1240 UTC, a Cessna 340, N4424X, collided with the terrain and was destroyed by fire while landing in Grieshelm, Hessen, Germany. The pilot and two passengers were fatally injured. The flight originated from Brussel, Beligium and was en route to Egelsbach, Germany.

Left engine had failed due to left fuel selector valve in OFF. Prop had not been feathered. Flew below minimum control speed (VMCA) and crashed left wing low, 160 m from threshold RWY 25, offset by 40° from RWY direction. No other technical malfunctions found.


1. NTSB Identification: CHI00WA251 at

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
23-Feb-2011 04:33 PC12 Updated [Source]
18-Aug-2011 06:05 Uli Elch Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
18-Aug-2011 06:54 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Departure airport, Narrative]
18-Aug-2011 09:59 Uli Elch Updated [Narrative]
12-Mar-2016 19:35 Dr.John Smith Updated [Nature, Source, Narrative]
12-Mar-2016 19:36 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
11-Apr-2018 19:10 TB Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
25-Jan-2020 13:38 Uli Elch Updated [Location]

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