Crash of a Caudron C.635 Simoun into the Vättern Lake: 2 killed

Date & Time: Sep 19, 1943
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
SE-AKZ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Jönköping - Jönköping
MSN:
8825.569
YOM:
1938
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a practice mission over Vättern Lake and the aircraft was towing a target for an anti-aircraft battery exercise. During a turn, the elevator was blocked by the towed wire and the aircraft went out of control and crashed into the Vättern Lake, about 60 km northeast of Jönköping and sank by a deep of 90 meters. Both crew members were killed.
Crew:
John Martinsson, pilot,
Karl Arne Glinge, mechanic.
Probable cause:
Elevator jammed by a towed cable in flight.