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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
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Date:Thursday 24 August 1939
Type:Junkers F.24kay (G.24)
Operator:Deutsche Lufthansa
Registration: D-ULIS
C/n / msn: 850
First flight: 1925
Engines: 1 Daimler-Benz DB 601
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Glindow (   Germany)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Junkers F.24kay named "Düsseldorf" was damaged beyond repair in an accident near Glindow, Germany. Both pilots were killed.
The airplane was originally built as a three-engine Junkers G.24. In June 1929 the airplane was converted to a single-engine F.24. In 1936 a new type of engine the Daimler-Benz DB 600 V12 piston engine was installed to be test flown on the Junkers F.24. In 1938 a DB 601 engine was installed, to be test flown for 200 hours.
During one of these test flights an engine fire occurred. An emergency descent was initiated from 1500 m altitude and the burning plane made a forced landing.
Both pilots received fatal injuries.

Classification:

Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» Junkers G24 - Production Details
» Das einmotorige Verkehrsflugzeug F 24 / Günther Ott (Luftfahrt International Nr. 1+2, 1980)


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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