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Last updated: 9 December 2021
Date:Saturday 27 May 1972
Time:ca 15:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 100
Operator:General Air
Registration: D-IDHC
MSN: 31
First flight: 1967
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Helgoland Airport (HGL) (   Germany)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Helgoland Airfield (HGL/EDXH), Germany
Destination airport:Wangerooge Airfield (AGE/EDWG), Germany
Flightnumber: 005
The DHC-6 Twin Otter fell off to the left after taking off from Helgoland Airport (HGL), Germany. The airplane fell from a height of 60 m and came down about 200 m left of the runway.

» Independent Press-Telegram, 28-5-1972
» Flug 005 (Der Spiegel)


photo of DHC-6-Twin-Otter-100-D-IDHC
accident date: 27-05-1972
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 100
registration: D-IDHC

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Helgoland Airfield to Wangerooge Airfield as the crow flies is 44 km (28 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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