Date & Time: Apr 28, 2009 at 1835 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 421 Golden Eagle
Operator:
Registration:
D-IKST
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Positioning
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Hambourg-Altenbourg-Thüringen
MSN:
421-1024
YOM:
1981
Country:
Germany
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

Shortly after take off from Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel airport, the pilot informed ATC that he lost all his navigational instruments and decided to divert to Hamburg-Finkenwerder airport. On final, due to landing gear problems, he eventually decided to ditch the aircraft in the Elbe river. The aircraft overturned on impact and was destroyed. The pilot received only minor injuries.