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Last updated: 24 October 2021
Date:Monday 4 December 1939
Time:ca 14:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3mlu
Operator:Ala Littoria
Registration: I-BAUS
MSN: 4063
First flight: 1935
Engines: 3 Piaggio PX
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 17
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Arbersee, Bayerisch Eisenstein (   Germany)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:München-Riem Airport (MUC/EDDM), Germany
Destination airport:Berlin (airport unknown), Germany
The Italian Junkers Ju-52/3mlu struck a hillside at about 1000 meters in bad weather during the final leg of the Rome-Venice-Munich-Rome flight. The aircraft had taken off from Munich at 13:00 hours.
Four passengers died in the crash; one injured passenger later died in the hospital.


» Junkers Ju.52, immagini, scheda e storia
» Jenaer Volksblatt 6 December 1939


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