Date & Time: Mar 11, 1991 at 0840 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Charter/Taxi (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Nordhorn – Hassfurt
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The twin engine aircraft was completing a charter flight from Nordhorn to Hassfurt, Bavaria, carrying six passengers and one pilot. After passing the local VOR, the pilot started the descent to Hassfurt-Schweinfurt Airport. In poor visibility due to foggy conditions, the aircraft struck a hill located in Bischofsheim, about 53 km northwest of Hassfurt Airport. A passenger was seriously injured while six other occupants were killed.
It is believed that the pilot initiated the approach prematurely, causing the aircraft to descend below the minimum safe altitude. At the time of the accident, the visibility was poor due to fog.