ASN Aircraft accident Junkers Ju-52/3m D-AYGX Bukovac
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Date:Thursday 22 October 1942
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-AYGX
MSN: 7208
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) E of Bukovac (   Serbia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Budapest-Ferihegy Airport (BUD/LHBP), Hungary
Destination airport:Beograd-Zemun Airfeld, Serbia
The Junkers Ju-52/3m named "Johannes Höroldt" hit woods on the North side of Fruska Gora, below the peak at a height of 380 meters while flying in clouds.
The airplane was en route from Budapest to Belgrade.
The captain had received incorrect weather information. He was under the impression that the cloud base was at 600 m. He attempted to descend below the cloud base and flew into hill.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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Distance from Budapest-Ferihegy Airport to Beograd-Zemun Airfeld as the crow flies is 303 km (189 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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