Date & Time: Jan 13, 1936
Type of aircraft:
Junkers W.34
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Military
Survivors:
Yes
Country:
Germany
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
3
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The aircraft was performing a flight within Germany with four passengers and one pilot on behalf of the 3rd Squadron based in Giebelstadt AFB, near Würzburg. While flying at low height, the aircraft hit the mount Staffelberg (539 meters high) located south of Bad Staffelstein, Bavaria. The pilot and one passenger were killed while three passenger were seriously injured. In the evening, one of the survivor died from his injuries and another passenger died three days later. At the time of the accident, the visibility was poor due to foggy conditions.
Crew:
Captain Wolf Freiherr von Gültlingen.
Passengers:
Captain Wolf von Gültlingen,
Lieutenant Rudolf Scharnier,
Under-Officer Peter Zapf,
Lieutenant Karl Hermann Kurt von Plüskow.