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Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:Thursday 10 October 1940
Time:16:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3m
Operator:Luftwaffe
Registration: RK+AQ
MSN: 1303
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Gulf of Beauduc (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Montpellier-Fréjorgues Airport (MPL/LFMT), France
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Junkers Ju-52 plane crashed under unknown circumstances into the sea. All five crew members and eight passengers died in the crash.

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