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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 89207
Last updated: 5 September 2019
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Date:10-JAN-1940
Time:
Type:Messerschmitt Bf 108M Taifun
Owner/operator:Luftwaffe
Registration: NF+AW
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Vucht -   Belgium
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Münster -Loddenheide
Destination airport:Köln
Narrative:
Aircraft forced to land because of foggy conditions. Shortly after the pilot and the passenger were arrested by the Belgian Gendarmerie, top secret documents were found: the plans for the invasion of the Low Countries. The passenger named Major Reinberger tried several times to destroy the documents, but never succeeded. Pilot Major Hoenemanns.

Sources:

http://www.century-of-flight.net/Aviation%20history/WW2/belg%20Air%20Force.htm
http://web.archive.org/web/20150924080637/http://www.powerglidertaifun.de/Taifun_1940/TaifunJan1940.htm


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Jan-2011 13:21 ThW Added
16-Feb-2011 14:58 ThW Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Source]
02-Oct-2013 17:23 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Oct-2013 17:45 TB Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
13-Nov-2015 11:01 TB Updated [Operator]

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