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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 27540
Last updated: 22 October 2019
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Type:Heinkel He 12
Owner/operator:Deutsche Lufthansa
Registration: D-1717
C/n / msn: 334
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cobequid Bay, Nova Scotia -   Canada
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
"New York" was severely damaged in an accident (crashed) on Cobequid Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada on October 5, 1931. Pilot: Fritz Simon, Engineer: Rudolph Wucyknecht. Crash had occured in fog and darkness when 18 m. (60ft) tides were out. Keeper of the Burncoat lighthouse heard the plane engine, crash and then shout or cries. Pilot Fritz simon body was found, died of exposure, with his lifevest 3 days later.


Ref:; Heinkel HE 12
Ref: And i Shall Fly - The flying memoirs of Z.Lewis Leigh, CANAV Books, p.20-21


Photo of D-1717 courtesy

Schellingwoude - Seaplane (closed)
16 June 1930; (c) AirHistory Photo Archive

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
10-Mar-2011 02:31 Johnny Johnny Updated [Cn, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
22-Feb-2013 00:37 Andre Updated [Source, Narrative]

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