Date & Time: Jul 14, 1935 at 0940 LT
Type of aircraft:
Fokker F22
Operator:
Registration:
PH-AJQ
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Amsterdam – Hamburg – Copenhagen – Malmö
MSN:
5358
YOM:
1935
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
4
Pax on board:
15
Pax fatalities:
2
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
6
Captain / Total flying hours:
2200
Aircraft flight hours:
51
Circumstances:
Three minutes after takeoff, while in initial climb, both left engines lost power. Captain decided to return to Schiphol Airport but during last turn, the aircraft stalled and crashed in flames on an embankment along the A4 highway. Four crew members, among them Captain H. Silberstein, and two passengers (Mr. Hodson & Newman) were killed, while all 14 other occupants were injured.
Crew:
Heinz Silberstein, pilot,
G. F. Nieboer, radio,
G. Brom, engineer,
L. J. van Dijk, engineer,
J. Haberer, steward.
Probable cause:
Technical problems occurred on both left engines during initial climb due to a low fuel transfer. The crew should use the fuel pump manually but the flight conditions were difficult, so the low pressure on both left engine could not be resolved. Crew left fuel tap on manual position which could be considered as a contributory factor.