Date & Time: Nov 1, 1936 at 1500 LT
Type of aircraft:
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Frankfurt – Erfurt
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
While approaching Erfurt from the west, the pilot encountered poor weather conditions and low visibility due to fog. The three engine aircraft was flying too low and eventually hit tree tops before crashing into flames in a wooded area located in Tabarz, some 25 km southwest of Erfurt. Eleven occupants were killed while four others were injured. The aircraft christened 'Heinrich Kroll' was destroyed by post crash fire.
It was believed that the pilot had ‘lost his bearings’ while flying in a heavy fog, resulting in either a controlled impact with the terrain or an uncontrolled descent into the ground.