Date & Time: Apr 21, 1945 at 2205 LT
Type of aircraft:
Focke-Wulf Fw.200 Condor
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Berlin – Munich – Barcelona
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The four engine aircraft christened 'Hessen' left Berlin-Tempelhof at 2025LT bound for Barcelona with an intermediate stop in Munich. At 2150LT, the captain informed Munich he was overflying Straubing and started the descent. But ten minutes later, due to poor weather conditions (clouds, thunderstorm activity and turbulence), the captain radioed that he was continuing directly to Barcelona. About five minutes later, the aircraft went out of control, dove into the ground and crashed in a huge explosion in a field located 500 meters north of Piesenkofen. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and all 25 occupants were killed.
The engine number one caught fire and exploded in flight, causing the aircraft to be out of control.