ROBERT HODGSON COLLECTION
No. 10731. EFW C-3605 (D-FOXY c/n 315)
Photographed at Technik Museum Speyer, Germany, June 4, 2009, by Robert Hodgson

EFW C-3605

07/31/2011. Produced during WW II as a C-3603 (s/n C-535) for the Swiss AF by the Eidgenössische Konstruktionswerkstätte (Federal Constructions Workshop, also known as K+W) at Thun, Switserland, this aircraft was converted to a C-3605 turboprop target tug by EFW. After it was struck off charge, it was exported to the USA, where it was registered as N7192V. In April 1990 it was registered as D-FOXY in Germany and since flew with Technik Museum Speyer markings.

The aircraft is pictured with a damaged propeller, which it sustained in a tragic mid-air collision with the Robin R.2160D Acrobin D-EHDC (c/n 165). The mishap took place near Ludwigshafen on September 27, 2002, the Robin was completely destroyed in the ensuing crash, and both occupants were killed. The C-3605 made a forced landing in a nearby field, and although the crew escaped injuries, D-FOXY also never flew again, both registration were cancelled in 2003.

Created July 31, 2011