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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 180769
Last updated: 15 November 2021
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Date:07-JUN-1939
Time:c. 17:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic H111 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Heinkel He 111P
Owner/operator:Luftwaffe
Registration: 56+G24
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gelnhausen -   Germany
Phase:
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Rothenbergen (ca 17:00)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
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').

Sources:

1. https://books.google.nl/books?id=CZPMAQAAQBAJ&pg=PA48&lpg=PA48&dq=heinkel+absturz&source=bl&ots=yN9AYyR1oK&sig=GdbEST5j_M2QbCLZP-Ww4juQ8bo&hl=nl&sa=X&ved=0CGcQ6AEwC2oVChMIpKbv4qXqyAIVRF8PCh1wFgfx#v=onepage&q=heinkel%20absturz&f=false
2. Fliegerhorst Gelnhausen, s.27-37; Sauer, Kinzigtal, s.48-50


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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