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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Datum:Dienstag 17 November 1936
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3mge
Fluggesellschaft:Deutsche Lufthansa
Kennzeichen: D-ASUI
Werknummer: 5498
Baujahr: 1936
Besatzung:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 16
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Lauf an der Pegnitz (   Deutschland)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Leipzig Airport (LEJ/EDDP), Deutschland
Flug nach:Nürnberg-Marienberg Airport, Deutschland
The only seven month old plane named "Hans Berr", crashed in the summit region of the Moritzberg (603m), a mountain close to the town of Lauf an der Pegnitz. The pilot of the plane lost the orientation due to heavy snow and low visibility during the approach to former Nürnberg airport Marienberg 15 km to the west. Four people out of 16 passengers and crew were killed in the accident.


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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 Leipzig Airport to Nürnberg-Marienberg Airport as the crow flies is 229 km (143 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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