Airplane Crash - Munich, West Germany 12/17/1960

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Munich, West Germany


Date12/17/1960
Time14:10
LocationMunich, West Germany
OperatorMilitary - U.S. Air Force
RouteMunich - Northolt AB, England
TypeConvair C-131D (CV-340-79)
Registration55-291
Cn/In212
Aboard20
Fatalities20
Ground31
SummaryThe aircraft lost an engine on takeoff from Munich. Unable to maintain height, it crashed into St. Paul's Cathedral church and into a business section of the city killing 31 on the ground. A collection of water was found in the fuel tank booster pump.

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