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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 187751
Last updated: 6 December 2019
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Date:12-NOV-1937
Time:16:57
Type:Heinkel He-111 C-03
Owner/operator:Deutsche Lufthansa
Registration: D-AXAV
C/n / msn: 1830
Fatalities:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 12
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mt. Weißer Stein, Odenwald, near Schriesheim, Baden-Württemberg -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Berlin Tempelhof Airport (THF/EDDI)
Destination airport:Mannheim City Airport (MHG/EDFM)
Narrative:
He111C-3 D-AXAV "Köln" crashed 12 November 1937 into the north eastern slope of the Weißer Stein (White Stone) mountains in Odenwald, near Schriesheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, north of Heidelberg. (At approximate co ordinates 49°27 '13" N, 8°43' 24" E). Aircraft struck mountain at an altitude of 450 metres (1,476 feet)

No mechanical errors were detected during the investigation of the aircraft accident. The crash site was off the aircraft's planned course. The radio measurements carried out in Mannheim were too inaccurate. Most likely that the pilot was flying in the valley between the Melibokus and the White Stone, as they began to descend. Because of the bad view they did not see that they were flying directly to the 548 meter Hohenweiß mountain at 450 metres

Of the twelve persons on board, two passengers survived seriously injured, but the other ten (crew of three plus seven passengers) were killed.

Sources:

1. http://www.academia.edu/4826519/Flugzeugabsturz_bei_Schriesheim_1937
2. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absturz_der_He-111_%E2%80%9EK%C3%B6ln%E2%80%9C_1937
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_D-a3.html
4. http://109lair.hobbyvista.com/111/luft/111_lufthansa.htm
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_airliners_by_airline_(D%E2%80%93O)
6. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wei%C3%9Fer_Stein_(Odenwald)
7. http://www.academia.edu/4826519/Flugzeugabsturz_bei_Schriesheim_1937
8. https://www.morgenweb.de/region/mannheimer-morgen/schriesheim/gedenken-an-katastrophe-am-weissen-stein-1.794975_


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
31-May-2016 18:32 gerard57 Added
13-Nov-2016 19:19 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Jan-2017 21:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
08-Jan-2017 21:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location]
08-Jan-2017 21:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
08-Jan-2017 21:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]
28-Jun-2018 10:34 ehren69 Updated [Location, Narrative]
28-Jun-2018 10:34 Anon. Updated [Location, Narrative]

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