Accident 'Bartsch von Eigsfeld' Research Balloon , Sunday 13 May 1934
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Date:Sunday 13 May 1934
Type:Silhouette image of generic BALL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
'Bartsch von Eigsfeld' Research Balloon
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Russian Border -   Russia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Bitterfeld, Anhalt-Bitterfeld, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
High altitude balloon "Bartsch von Eigsfeld" missing 13 May 1934. Took off from Bitterfeld, Anhalt-Bitterfeld, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Found crashed near Russian border. Occupants died due to lack of oxygen. Body of Dr Schrenck found 15 May.


1. El Orden 13 May 1934, p.1/18 May 1934, p.1
2. Jenaer Volksblatt 16 May 1934

Revision history:

24-May-2017 18:09 TB Added
09-Mar-2020 16:45 TB Updated [Country, Nature, Source, Narrative]
07-Sep-2022 20:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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