Date & Time: May 10, 1940 at 0500 LT
Type of aircraft:
Heinkel He.111
Operator:
Registration:
KS+DS
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Landsberg - Landsberg
Country:
France
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a reconnaissance flight in the area of Lyon, France. While cruising by night, the twin engine aircraft was hit by Flak. Crew decided to abandon the aircraft and bailed out. Without pilot, the aircraft dove into the ground and crashed in an open field located in Charvieu-Chavagneux. All crew members survived but were taken POW.
Probable cause:
Shot down by Flak.