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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 28487
Last updated: 5 October 2020
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Date:13-AUG-1937
Time:c. 12:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic b247 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 247
Owner/operator:Deutsche Lufthansa
Registration: D-AKIN
C/n / msn: 1944
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hannover -   Germany
Phase: Take off
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Hannover-Vahrenwald (11:49)
Destination airport:local
Narrative:
The aircraft used as a testbed for an experimental autopilot stalled and crashed from 60 meters on take-off and destroyed by fire. Pilot Hans Chun. Only one crew member survived the crash, seriously injured. *Also reported all eight killed.

Sources:

*De Noord-Oster 14 August 1937
http://www.adl-luftfahrthistorik.de/dok/Schnellverkehrsflugzeug_Entwicklung.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
22-Mar-2010 12:16 TB Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Damage, Narrative]
22-Mar-2010 14:22 TB Updated [Nature]
23-Mar-2010 09:37 TB Updated [Phase, Nature, Narrative]
18-Nov-2013 11:00 TB Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport]
19-Nov-2013 15:55 TB Updated [Destination airport, Source]
23-Jun-2015 17:20 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
22-May-2020 18:48 TB Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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