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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 8 January 1941
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3msa1
Operator:South African Air Force - SAAF
Registration: 668
C/n / msn: 5905
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:13 km (8.1 mls) NE of Mbeya (   Tanzania)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed.

Sources:
» El Orden 14-1-1941


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