Accident Piper PA-24-180 Comanche D-ELAC,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 182291
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Date:Friday 16 January 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-24-180 Comanche
Registration: D-ELAC
MSN: 24-241
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Sydney, NS -   Canada
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Gander, NFL
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Crashed while trying an emergency landing in dense fog due to icing during ferry flight from USA to Germany. The pilot Rudolf Lehmann received no permission for a transatlantic flight on a intermediate stop at Gander and intended to return to the USA.

Hamburger Abendblatt 20 January 1959, p3

Revision history:

13-Dec-2015 20:11 TB Added
16-Dec-2015 15:41 TB Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
11-Sep-2016 21:07 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Feb-2018 10:30 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Jun-2021 15:05 TB Updated [Departure airport, Narrative]

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