Date & Time: Aug 4, 1931 at 1210 LT
Type of aircraft:
Fokker F9
Operator:
Registration:
PH-AFK
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
London – Rotterdam – Amsterdam
MSN:
5241
YOM:
1930
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
13
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Rotterdam-Waalhaven Airport, bound for Amsterdam-Schiphol, crew encountered technical problems with the number one engine. The captain decided to return to the airport the engine number three lost power. While descending, aircraft hit a seven meters high candelabra that sheared off a part of the left wing. Aircraft went out of control and crashed on a railway line. While all thirteen passengers were unhurt, both crew were injured. Aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
The exact cause of the number one engine failure is unknown but investigators did not exclude the hypothesis of a small technical damage on the fuel system.