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Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 8 June 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
CASA 352 (Junkers Ju-52)
Operator:Ejército del Aire
Registration: T.2B-230
C/n / msn: 121
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 11
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Murcia/Alcantarilla Air Base (   Spain)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Two Ju-52's of nine ship formation collided during paradrop. The crews on both aircraft and eight skydivers on one aircraft died.

The aircraft involved were likely T.2B-229 (msn 120) and T.2B-230 (msn 121). It's unclear on which aircraft three resp. eleven occupants were killed.

Sources:
» ABC (Madrid) 9 June 1965, p41
» Passauer Neue Presse 9 June 1965, p3


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