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Accident description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
Date:Friday 4 December 1936
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3m
Operator:Deutsche Lufthansa
Registration: D-ASIH
C/n / msn: 5078
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Le Grand-Bornand (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA/LSGG), Switzerland
Destination airport:Stuttgart-Echterdingen Airport (STR/EDDS), Germany
The Ju-52, named "Rudolf Windisch", impacted a mountainside in the French Alps in high winds.
The aircraft operated on a flight from Lisbon, Portugal to Stuttgart, Germany with at least one intermediate stop: Geneva in Switzerland.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» De Graafschap-bode 07-12-1936


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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 Genève-Cointrin Airport to Stuttgart-Echterdingen Airport as the crow flies is 357 km (223 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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