Date & Time: May 27, 1994 at 0700 LT
Type of aircraft:
Beechcraft 90 King Air
Mindelheim - Berlin
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Shortly after takeoff from Mindelheim-Mattsies Airport, while in initial climb, the pilot informed ATC about problems and elected to return. While completing a sharp turn to the right at a relative low altitude, the aircraft stalled and crashed in a field located less than 2 km from the airfield. The aircraft was destroyed and the pilot, sole on board, was killed. The aircraft was operated by Burkhart Grob Luft-und-Raumfahrt later renamed Grob Aerospace.
It was determined that the fuel filler cap on the right fuel tank was missing and fuel was leaking, necessitating an emergency return. While completing a last turn to the right, the aircraft stalled because its speed was insufficient and the distance from the ground was too low to expect recovery.