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Last updated: 9 December 2021
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Datum:maandag 18 december 1939
Tijd:08:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3m
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Iberia
Registratie: M-CABA
Constructienummer: 5854
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 7 / inzittenden: 7
Totaal:slachtoffers: 10 / inzittenden: 10
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:10 km (6.3 mijl) S van Europa Point [Strait of Gibraltar] (   Gibraltar)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Tétouan Airport (TTU/GMTN), Marokko
Vliegveld van aankomst:Sevilla Airport (SVQ/LEZL), Spanje
Beschrijving:
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.

Bronnen:
» 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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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Tétouan Airport en Sevilla Airport bedraagt 208 km (130 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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