Accident Boeing 720-030B D-ABOP, Wednesday 15 July 1964
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Date:Wednesday 15 July 1964
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B720 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 720-030B
Owner/operator:Lufthansa
Registration: D-ABOP
MSN: 18249/262
Year of manufacture:1962
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney JT3D-1
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:8 km NE of Ansbach -   Germany
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF)
Destination airport:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF)
Narrative:
The Boeing 720B took off for a training flight from Frankfurt International Airport (FRA), Germany at 09:33. The crew reported reaching 13.000 feet at 09:38. The IFR flight schedule was abandoned and the crew continued VFR to carry out some training manoeuvres between VOR Kitzingen and the Roethenbach beacon. A complete roll was flown, but while attempting a second roll, the plane went out of control in the inverted position. The Boeing became overstressed, disintegrated and crashed in flames between Petersdorf and Forst.

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