Date & Time: Dec 3, 1936 at 1635 LT
Type of aircraft:
M. A. G. van der Leeuw
Landing (descent or approach)
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The pilot was flying from England to Ypenburg, near The Hague. While approaching The Netherlands, he was informed about the poor weather conditions at destination so he decided to divert to Rotterdam-Waalhaven Airport. On approach, weather was poor so he decided to make a go around. On the second attempt, he decided to abandon again the descent and started a second go around. While climbing, the single engine aircraft adopted a high angle of attack then rolled to the left, stalled and crashed in an open field located near the airport. The aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces and the pilot was killed.
The aircraft was completely destroyed in the accident, which severely hampered investigations. However, investigators were able to establish that the accident was caused by a pilot error.