Incident Zeppelin LZ.87 L.47, Saturday 5 January 1918
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Date:Saturday 5 January 1918
Time:
Type:Zeppelin LZ.87
Owner/operator:Heer
Registration: L.47
MSN: LZ87
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Ahlhorn -   Germany
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
On 5 January 1918, a giant explosion in the air base in Ahlhorn tore through three halls, destroying four Zeppelins (including LZ-87) and one other airship. The incident was ruled an accident, although sabotage could not be discounted.

Sources:

Puget Sound Airship Society

Airshipwreck / L. Deighton, A. Schwartzman

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Jan-2008 05:00 ASN archive Added
27-Jan-2008 12:01 JINX Updated
22-Nov-2009 11:19 harro Updated

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