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Accident description
Last updated: 23 March 2018
Date:Thursday 25 April 1935
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3mho
Operator:Deutsche Lufthansa
Registration: D-AJYR
C/n / msn: J4045
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Hallgarten (   Germany)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:Köln-Butzweilerhof Airfield, Germany
Destination airport:Frankfurt Rhein-Main Airport (FRA/EDDF), Germany
The Junkers Ju-52/3m named "E. Schäfer" crashed into a mountain under adverse weather conditions.
This flight was a postal flight.All crew members (pilot,flight engineer and radio operator) were killed.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Köln-Butzweilerhof Airfield to Frankfurt Rhein-Main Airport as the crow flies is 157 km (98 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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