Date & Time: Feb 22, 1942 at 1753 LT
Operator:
Registration:
F8+BR
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Trondheim - Trondheim
MSN:
0063
Country:
Norway
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew left Trondheim-Værnes Airport at 0809LT for a maritime patrol flight on the east coast of Iceland. After a mission of nine hours and 44 minutes, the crew was completing the approach to the same airfield when he encountered technical problems with the flaps. The aircraft stalled and crashed into the sea short of runway. While the aircraft sunk and was lost, all six crew members were quickly rescued.
Crew (7.Staffel III Gruppe KG 40):
Oblt Werner Thieme, pilot,
Wolfgang Tonn, pilot,
Ofw Leo Ludorf, mechanic,
Karl Kiessling, radio operator,
Ogefr Klaus Kappes, radio operator,
Gefr August Kaufmann, air gunner.
Source and photos:
http://ktsorens.tihlde.org/flyvrak/hommelvik.html
Probable cause:
Flaps failure on approach.