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Date:lundi 18 décembre 1939
Heure:08:15
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3m
Compagnie:Iberia
Immatriculation: M-CABA
Numéro de série: 5854
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 7 / à bord: 7
Total:victimes: 10 / à bord: 10
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:10 km (6.3 milles) S de Europa Point [Strait of Gibraltar] (   Gibraltar)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Tétouan Airport (TTU/GMTN), Maroc
Aéroport de destination:Sevilla Airport (SVQ/LEZL), Espagne
Détails:
A Junkers Ju-52/3m aircraft, named "Sanjurjo" and operated by Iberia, crashed at sea while on a flight from Tétouan, Morocco to Sevilla, Spain. The three crew and seven passengers were killed.
Along the flight route the sky was completely overcast and a storm, accompanied by thunder and lightning, stretched along the Strait of Gibraltar. The flight took off at 08:00 hours. At 08:14 hours, after passing Ceuta, the flight radioed that they would use the hanging antenna for long-distance communications. That was the last contact.
At 08:15 the aircraft was observed flying by an English patrol boat at 1500 feet in heavy downpour. The aircraft subsequently was seen to crash in flames. Only small pieces of debris and the tail wheel were found.

Rumours, initiated by the German secret service, suggested at the time that the aircraft was shot down from the Rock of Gibraltar or from an English warship. This was not deemed likely.

Sources:
» History of the Air Force of Spain
» The Hugo Junkers Homepage
» Jet & Prop 6/08
» El Litoral 18 Dec 1939
» Enigma, vuelo Tetuán-Sevilla, 1939 (ABC.es, 13 Jul 2008)


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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Tétouan Airport et Sevilla Airport est de 208 km (130 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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