ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 833
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Narrative:The German army was willing to purchase LZ-4. While attempting to fulfill a military 24-flight requirement, the crew of LZ-4 made an intermediate landing in Echterdingen near Stuttgart. During the stop, a storm tore the airship away from its anchorage on the afternoon of 5 August 1908. The airship crashed into a tree, caught fire, and quickly burnt to ruins.
|Owner/operator:||Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Luftschiffahrt|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Echterdingen, nr. Stuttgart. -
|Confidence Rating:|| Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources|
No one was seriously injured, although two technicians escaped only by making a hazardous jump.
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