Date & Time: Dec 3, 1936 at 1635 LT
Type of aircraft:
Waco CUC
Operator:
Registration:
PH-VDL
Flight Type:
Private
Survivors:
No
MSN:
4304
YOM:
1935
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The pilot and owner M. A. G. van der Leeuw was flying from England to Ypenburg, near The Hague. While approaching The Netherlands, he was informed of 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 new go around. While climbing, the single engine aircraft went to a high angle of attack and then turn to the left when it was out of control and crashed into an open field located near the airport. The aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces and the pilot was killed.
Probable cause:
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.