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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 61993
Last updated: 12 May 2021
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Date:31-JAN-1973
Time:16:24 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic UH1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell/Dornier UH-1D Iroquois (205A-1)
Owner/operator:Bundesgrenzschutz (BGS)
Registration: D-HATA
MSN: 8062
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Ratzeburg -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Ambulance
Departure airport:Fuhlendorf
Destination airport:Kiel-Holtenau (EDHK)
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Narrative:
Hit the water of Lake Ratzeburg and submerged while flying low in fog; the patient (Hans Thews, 79) died; ex Luftwaffe 70+32.

Sources:

http://www.helionline.net/templates/sites/casualties.html
https://www.flugzeugforum.de//bw-kennungen-seit-1968-a-62214-8.html
Hamburger Abendblatt 1.2.1973, p73
http://flugunfall-db.bfu-web.de/Statistik/FUS-Hubschrauberstatistik1973-1992.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
21-Apr-2011 05:59 TB Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Country, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
24-Apr-2011 17:49 TB Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Apr-2011 13:08 TB Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Aug-2011 08:58 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
14-Mar-2012 09:48 TB Updated [Location, Source]
15-Jan-2013 12:27 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Source]

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