Date & Time: Dec 9, 1938 at 1120 LT
Operator:
Registration:
PH-APE
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Training
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Amsterdam - Amsterdam
MSN:
1413
YOM:
1938
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
4
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
4
Aircraft flight hours:
323
Circumstances:
The crew was engaged in a training mission around Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport. Shortly after takeoff from runway 01/19, while climbing, the twin engine aircraft christened 'Ekster' stalled and crashed in flames in a garden located some 1,500 metres from runway end. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and post crash fire. All four crew were killed. Delivered last 15 of March, it totalized 323 flying hours.
Crew:
Arie van der Sijde, instructor,
Cornelius Menne Schreij, pilot,
Antony Albert Garrit Bekking, flight engineer,
Karl Leo Hans Jaedicke, radio operator.
Probable cause:
Failure of the right engine shortly after rotation, most probably due to wrong handle on part of the pilot in command.