Date & Time: Jun 8, 1924 at 1500 LT
Type of aircraft:
Junkers F.13
Operator:
Registration:
A-16
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Barranquilla - Bogota
MSN:
684
YOM:
1923
Country:
Colombia
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
2
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
3
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
Shortly after take off, pilot started some manoeuvre at low height, most probably to show the capability and efficiency of the aircraft. Unfortunately, engine suffered problems and aircraft stalled before crashing onto houses. While all five occupants were killed, nobody on ground was hurt. Aircraft named 'Tolima' was destroyed. Crew was making a promotional tour in South America.
Crew:
Hermut von Krohn, pilot,
Christian Meyer, mechanic.
Passengers:
Ernesto Cortissoz, Colombian Aviator and Pioneer,
Mr. Nikisch,
Mr. Troost.
Causes:
Engine failure.