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Last updated: 4 August 2021
Date:Friday 9 December 1938
Type:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 14-WF62 Super Electra
Operator:KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Registration: PH-APE
MSN: 1413
First flight: 1938
Total airframe hrs:323
Engines: 2 Wright GR-1820 Cyclone
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Amsterdam-Schiphol Municipal Airport (AMS) (   Netherlands)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Amsterdam-Schiphol Municipal Airport (AMS/EHAM), Netherlands
Destination airport:Amsterdam-Schiphol Municipal Airport (AMS/EHAM), Netherlands
On takeoff engine no. 2 failed at low altitude due to mishandling. "Ekster" dove into ground next to farm, struck a dyke and caught fire.

» Opsomming van de bekende ongevallen en incidenten in 1938 / Herman Dekker


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