The bricklaying robot is ready for the construction site
The flight, from Schiphol to Texel Airport and back, was part of a staff outing for 23 employees of the province of North Holland. As DDA sponsor, three Ballast Nedam employees were also on board: Jaap de Boer, Paul Wesseling en Erik Stellingwerff. Six DDA members took part as well. The airplane started having trouble on its way back to Schiphol. Over the Waddenzee, the left engine failed. After several failed attempts, the pilots could no longer keep the aircraft in the. The plane crashed in the Waddenzee, about 18 kilometers from Den Helder.
Joep Hartjes: “Ballast Nedam has commemorated the accident every year since 1996. We will continue to do so.”