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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Datum:Montag 21 Februar 1944
Zeit:ca 17:10
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3m
Fluggesellschaft:Deutsche Lufthansa
Kennzeichen: D-AWAS
Werknummer: 6561
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 13 / Insassen: 13
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 16 / Insassen: 16
Sachschaden: Vermisst
Konsequenzen: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Unfallort:vom Land entfernt von Euboea (   Griechenland)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Thessaloniki Airport (SKG/LGTS), Griechenland
Flug nach:Athens-Hassani Airport (ATH/LGAT), Griechenland
The Junkers Ju-52/3m named "Joachim Blankenburg" crashed into sea off Greece. The wreckage was never found.
The airplane departed Thessaloniki at 16:20, bound for Athens, Greece. After 41 minutes the radio operated reported that the flight was returning to Thessaloniki.
At 17:06 the flight reported having descended to 30 meters over sea with engine problems. A Pan-call was issued and nothing more was heard from the flight.

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Distance from Thessaloniki Airport to Athens-Hassani Airport as the crow flies is 297 km (185 miles).

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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