Airplane crashes / air accidents in Munich

An overview of all flight accidents related to Munich-Riem Airport up to 1992
In Riem there were really few accidents (measured by its occupancy) - but they did!

Air crashes in connection with Munich

At this point there are reports on air accidents, plane crashes or plane damage in Munich in chronological order up to 1992. Basically - measured by the number of flights at the old Munich airport - really little has happened! Please also note that accidents are also recorded here that did not happen directly at Munich-Riem Airport, but often also included flights to and from Munich where the accident location was not necessarily at Munich Airport.

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Air accidents in connection with Munich-Riem Airport

  • 21.04.1945
  • 06.02.1958
  • 17.12.1960
  • 17.01.1970
  • 09.02.1970
  • 06.03.1970
  • 17.02.1982
  • 12.07.1984
  • 11.08.1987
  • FW 200 Condor crashes on flight from Tempelhof to Riem

    The Lufthansa management arranges for the management to be relocated to Munich. The last flight of a private airline from the capital Berlin to Munich ended tragically in a fireball over Piesenkofen near Regensburg.
  • BEA 609 crashed when attempting to start

    On February 6, 1958 at around 3:03 p.m. after a refueling stop in Munich-Riem, the BEA flight 609, the Airspeed AS 57 Ambassador G-ALZU 'Lord Burghley', crashed on the charter flight from Belgrade to Manchester. The flight accident made sad history as "Munich Air Disaster" or "Munich Air Crash". After the scheduled refueling stop at Munich-Riem Airport, flight captain James Thain with [...]
  • Convair C-131D crash on tram in Munich

    A fully fueled Convair C-131D passenger aircraft of the United States Air Force took off at 2:05 p.m. from Munich-Riem in the direction of Norfolk (England) when it hit a tram in the Schwanthalerstrasse / Martin area shortly after take-off - around 2:10 p.m. -Greif-Strasse (north of Theresienwiese) fell. Even before the start, the 5 year old machine had problems with the engine, [...]
  • Beechcraft 65 crashed at Munich Airport

    Source: Federal Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau Title: Flugzeug D - IDIM (Beechcraft 65) .- January 17, 1970 File number: 802.1-1 / 70 Retention period: 2004 Place of use: Bundesarchiv Koblenz Final archive Archive signature: B 425/225 Currently no further information is available the misfortune.
  • Unsuccessful start of a Comet 4c at Munich-Riem Airport

    Due to suspected icy wings, the de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4C of the UAA - United Arab Airlines (now Egyptair) had to abort the take-off process from a height of about 30 feet (10 meters), left the runway and hit a fence . During the emergency landing, the landing gear was torn off and a small fire developed, which, however, could be extinguished quickly. Of […]
  • Bavaria Jetstream crashes on flight from Riem to St. Moritz

    On Friday, March 6, 1970, the founder of the Bavaria airline, Max Schwabe, had an accident with his Handley Page HP-137 Jetstream 1 (D-INAH) near the tourist resort of St. Moritz. Jetstream, which took off from Munich Airport, suffered turbine damage on engine 1 on its approach about 3 km from St. Moritz-Samedan Airport in Switzerland and was therefore unable to maneuver. The […]
  • Plane crash: FC Bayern manager Uli Hoeneß survived

    On the flight to the international match between Germany and Portugal, the twin-engine Piper PA-34 Seneca (D-GIFL) coming from Munich crashes not far from the destination Hanover airport for an unexplained cause.
  • Piper rushes into Mc Donald's restaurant in Trudering

    Airplane crash in Munich 1987: Sports plane crashes on FastFood Restaurant in Wasserbuger Landstrasse in Munich-Trudering. Prugger-Weg, narrowly missed the ARAL petrol station located there, brushed against a bus on line 192 of the former [...]