Narrative:The aircraft was on a return flight to Klagenfurt from Stuttgart carrying a crew of three and a cargo of flowers for the annual flower-show at Velden. At 17:52 hours GMT the flight requested landing instructions from Klagenfurt Tower, which replied: "cleared to enter traffic circuit SW 340/2 kts Runway 29 report downwind, no local traffic." At 17:58 hours following failure of the left wing in flight, the aircraft went down in flames near Krumpendorf, killing all crew members.
|Date:||Saturday 24 August 1957|
Lockheed 18 Learstar I
|Operator:||Helmut Horten GmbH|
|C/n / msn:|| 18-2606|
|First flight:|| 1943|
|Total airframe hrs:||8188|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3 |
|Aircraft damage:|| Destroyed|
|Aircraft fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||1,5 km (0.9 mls) NW of Krumpendorf ( Austria)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Stuttgart-Echterdingen Airport (STR/EDDS), Germany|
|Destination airport:||Klagenfurt Airport (KLU/LOWK), Austria|
Probable Cause:Probable Cause: "The accident was due to the breaking off of the left wing between the engine and the fuselage as a result of overstrain on the assembly, and fuel ignition followed."
Loss of control
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Stuttgart-Echterdingen Airport to Klagenfurt Airport as the crow flies is 442 km (276 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.