Accident Gas Balloon “Delitzsch” unregistered, Sunday 17 April 1910
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Date:Sunday 17 April 1910
Type:Silhouette image of generic BALL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Gas Balloon “Delitzsch”
Registration: unregistered
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Reichensachsen, Wehretal, Werra-Meißner-Kreis, Hesse -   Germany
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
On 17 April 1910, Gas Balloon “Delitzsch” exploded in mid air after a lightning strike and crashed from 600 metres altitude, killing the four occupants, Karl Luft, Leuchsering, Graupner and Höcker. Balloon crashed at Reichensachsen, Wehretal, Werra-Meißner-Kreis in northeastern Hesse, Germany


1. Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad 20-04-1910

Revision history:

18-Mar-2020 15:48 Cobar Added
20-Mar-2020 13:38 Cobar Updated [Aircraft type, Nature]
06-Sep-2022 15:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category]

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