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Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Date:Friday 23 February 1945
Time:03:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3m
Operator:Luftwaffe
Registration: VB+UO
MSN: 6820
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 28
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Slunecní jáma-Snežka, Krkonoše (   Czech Republic)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Breslau-Schöngarten Air Base, Poland
Destination airport:Hradec Kralove Air Base (LKHK), Czech Republic
Narrative:
The Junkers Ju-52/3m impacted a ridge while flying through a snow storm. The aircraft operated an ambulance flight from Breslau (now Wroclaw), where it departed at 03:00 hours.

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» leteckabadatelna.cz


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Distance from Breslau-Schöngarten Air Base to Hradec Kralove Air Base as the crow flies is 119 km (74 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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