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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 180769
Last updated: 15 November 2021
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Time:c. 17:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic H111 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Heinkel He 111P
Registration: 56+G24
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gelnhausen -   Germany
Departure airport:Rothenbergen (ca 17:00)
Destination airport:
Crashed during a training flight with life ammunition. Due to engine failure, crashed into a number of houses in Gelnhausen, Seestraße 11. Apart from the three fatalities there were as much as 105 persons injured as a result of the crash, the exploding of the bombes and the resulting fires. 4./KG 55 ('Greif').


2. Fliegerhorst Gelnhausen, s.27-37; Sauer, Kinzigtal, s.48-50

Revision history:

30-Oct-2015 13:42 gerard57 Added
28-Apr-2019 15:39 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
28-Apr-2019 15:40 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
30-May-2019 07:15 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
09-Dec-2019 11:42 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
14-Apr-2020 18:15 TB Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Apr-2020 18:25 TB Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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