Date: December 17, 1960
Time: 1410
Location: Munich, West Germany
Operator: Military - U.S. Air Force
Flight #: ?
Route: Munich - Northolt AB, England
AC Type: Convair C-131D (CV-340-79)
Registration: 55-291
cn / ln: 212
Aboard: 20   (passengers:13  crew:7)
Fatalities: 20   (passengers:13  crew:7)
Ground: 31
Summary: The aircraft lost an engine on takeoff from Munich. Unable to maintain altitude, the aircraft crashed into St. Paul's Cathedral church and into a crowded streetcar in the business section of the city, breeching a gas main and starting a fierce fire, Thirty-one people were killed on the ground. A collection of water was found in the fuel tank booster pump. Fuel contamination causing engine failure.

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