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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 170276
Last updated: 19 November 2018
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Date:14-MAR-1964
Time:ca 16:00 LT
Type:Beechcraft 65-80 Queen Air
Owner/operator:Masa Treuunternehmen
Registration: HB-GBE
C/n / msn: LD-109
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kehrig near Koblenz -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Lüttich / Liège (Belgium)
Destination airport:Linz (Austria)
Narrative:
Crashed into house after loss of elevator unit at 8000 feet. Pilot-industrialist Alfons Müller-Wipperfürth (52) survived seriously injured. In a law suit follwing in 1969, the pilot was acquitted for lack of evidence of the charge of negligent manslauter.
The public prosecutor had charged Mr. Müller-Wipperfürth of mechanically overstressing the plane and of flying into IFR conditions inspite of the fact that his pilot licence was limited to VFR. The pilot claimed that he had VFR conditions en route and that his plane had become the victim of a "down wash" turbulence caused by a supersonic military jet passing by in a near distance. Fatalities:
Dr. Robert Danninger, 43 (corporation board member) / Erwin Krutein, 55 (corporate lawyer) / Friedel Düssel, 22 (secretary).

Sources:

Passauer Neue Presse 16 March 1964, p.4
Der Spiegel 13 (1964), p.34
Der Spiegel 48 (1969), p.109


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Oct-2014 20:44 TB Added
21-Feb-2015 09:38 Vaclav Kudela Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator]
12-Mar-2015 22:32 wf Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Narrative]
10-Dec-2015 12:32 Baldeneyer Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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