Date & Time: Aug 30, 1970
Type of aircraft:
Dutch Continental Airlines
Charter (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Midden Zeeland - Midden Zeeland
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The twin engine airplane departed Midden Zeeland aerodrome on a local sightseeing flight with nine passengers and a pilot. En route, it went through a fog bank when the pilot suffered a spatial disorientation. Few seconds later, while coming out of the fog, the airplane adopted a 45° left bank, went out of control and crashed into the Veerse Lake off the Haringvreter Island. The pilot and two passengers were killed while seven other occupants were seriously injured.
Loss of control in flight after the pilot suffered a spatial disorientation while flying in fog. It was reported that the pilot was not instrument rated.