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Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Monday 17 April 1944
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-AOCA
C/n / msn: 640996
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Belgrade (   Serbia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Beograd-Zemun Airfeld, Serbia
Destination airport:Sofia-Vrazhdebna Airport (SOF/LBSF), Bulgaria
Narrative:
In an allied fighter sweep in the region of the Yugoslav capital Belgrade, two Ju-52 transport planes were shot down.
A Ju-52 registered D-AOCA, was operating on Lufthansa’s scheduled service E.17 from Vienna to Belgrade, Sofia, Thessaloniki and Athens. Hits were received from the rear and from starboard and the plane caught fire immediately. It crashed at Alt-Pasua (Stare Pazova) about 26 km north of Semlin (Zemun) airfield.

Sources:
» The Hugo Junkers Homepage
» Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum


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Distance from Beograd-Zemun Airfeld to Sofia-Vrazhdebna Airport as the crow flies is 335 km (209 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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